September 23, 2011
|Dr. Robert Ross|
"It is said that one measure of a society's evolution is how it cares for the old and infirm. On this measure, my home province fails miserably.
I have just returned from the Canmore Hospital where my father was admitted with a fractured hip.
He is 94 years of age, still relatively mobile and of comparatively sound mind so I don't expect miracles, but I do want enough hospital staff to physically help with care when he is in severe pain and requires my assistance just to transfer from bed to chair, or use a commode while maintaining some degree of dignity..."
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