Long wait in ER, medical system needs overhaul

Son sat in Er at Ridge Meadows Hospital four more than 3.5 hours.

Editor, The News:

My son sat in the emergency room at Ridge Meadows Hospital on Dec. 28 from 3:50 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. without seeing a radiologists or a medical doctor, even though he had what we thought was a broken wrist.

No one could tell me how much longer my distressed child was going to wait to receive medical attention.

What was most annoying was the cavalier attitude that this is what we should expect from our poor, overburdened medical system.

Can anyone say, ‘system overhaul?’

Gail Didicher

Maple Ridge