By Ken Parks
October 05, 2009
We need the medical ability here to deal with these emergencies, and not the ridiculous excuse of a medical facility we have now. I hear complaints about care or lack of caring we feel we get from our local medical staff. Five hour stays to be seen by an emergency doctor is unacceptable, and the lack of proper pain management is atrocious. I have friends, myself, and associates who feel like they are pulling teeth to get any help from a doctor here. We are disappointed to be treated like drug addicts, we are just not pain addicts thank you very much.
We also don't like paying to be told, sorry, can't help you, or try our experimental drugs, they work sometimes, as they make you dizzy, kill your kidneys, or whatever. I agree that there are losers abusing the drugs, but it's not the doctor's job to decide who is guilty of being a druggie, it's the police who do that.
Denying us our meds just creates injustice and honestly, resentment. I will not go to this hospital unless someone drags my body in there without my permission as I get no help worth paying for anyway.
For our wellbeing, we need
help, mental, physical, and spiritual, these are in the charter
for our hospital, so let's get on with what we promise, and stop
Received October 04, 2009 - Published October 05, 2009
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