Kim S.

Last May I woke up at 2 am one early sweating profusely, extreme shallowness of breath, radiating pain on my left side. An ambulance ride led to a 15 hour wait in emergency  and hallways after diagnosis of a myocardial infarction. It was a Friday and, although my doctor thought it best to get me to Victoria, there was no ‘space available’ for inbound patients. I was sent home from NRGH three days later as space at RJH was still not available. I was summoned to Royal Jubilee in mid-August requiring a three-day trip, which had to be repeated in November to unexpectedly finish the job, at which time a third treatment was deemed necessary and scheduled for January. I was told that if I resided in Victoria, the treatments would have happened much more quickly restoring my health in weeks, rather than over 7-8 months requiring three expensive, stressful trips.