Sunnybrook no longer Sunny for our Veterans

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My Grandfather George Rae was a Gordon Highlander and served in France in WW 1.

He passed away peacefully many years ago, in Sunnybrook Hospital. That old Canadian Military hospital had a wonderful reputation, and excellent record of care for Veterans.

 I visited my Grand dad  many times in that hospital and never heard a complaint. It is sad to say that now as a private/ provincial long term care centre there has been a multitude of complaints.

 Everything from abuse to hygiene concerns. The federal ministry for Veterans affairs should be operating these facilities, not people that do not care about our Veterans nor their welfare.

 I hope that this new study provides answers. In order that our Veterans may enjoy the twilight of their lives.  Both in comfort,  and respect as well as first class services medical and otherwise.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/01/20/toronto-sunnybrook-veterans-care-review.html

As for the peoples, of Syria and Mali. Something must be done and the sooner the better. The Algeria rescue attempts were are a farce, many good expatriate workers lost their lives due to these bungled attempts at a rescue.

The Syrian Civil war has gone on far too long and now it looks like Mali will become the latest war.

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/middleeast/2013/01/2013120114149210380.html

 

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/01/201311716944605506.html

Mali has many displaced persons and a vast majority of them are amputees.

http://blogs.aljazeera.com/blog/africa/mali-sharia-amputees-and-displaced-speak-out

So as Canada assists  logistically for the moment. I feel sure we will soon be in Combat or trainers in this African war,

Please support your Troops and their families.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

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  • Robby
    January 21, 2013 - 16:25

    Just received on my e mail a comment from a veterans wife in Ottawa. Thank you for the good words on the Purley Veterans care. Dear Mr. McRobb, I have read our e-mail re. Sunnybrook facility. I have also read articles of complaint in the Ottawa Citizen re. the investigation of complaints. My husband is in the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa. He is in the Alzheimer section, the locked portion of the care centre. Recently three patients have died on that floor in paliative care, patients that I was familiar with. There was no cause for any complaint there. Family members seemed to have been satisfied with the care provided. So far I have no complaints re. care my husband receives in " The Perley". It is good of you though to express your concerns. re. Sunnybrook. We do have to act as advocates for our family members.If we don't speak up for them who will? Sincerely, Marie-Louise DeWitt

  • Patrick Buzzell
    January 21, 2013 - 16:18

    While reading the article on Sunnybrook hospital and soon the St Anne de Belvue near Montreal I can't halep but wonder about the excellent facilities and treatment Canadian convicts get in gail compared to our veterans. Seems as though the convicts get preferential treatment???