Monday, March 7, 2016

Have you been pressured to leave the hospital?

This is a difficult story. Palliative care rooms are meant for people who are palliative. They are being abused by hospital administration. Protocol at this Montreal hospital says patients cannot stay if their prognosis and/or disease trajectory is more than 9 months. How on earth do they know?

You have the right to a hospital bed if you are very ill. I have found the same thing in Ontario.
This is a fair amount of support. Some hospitals have tried to suck people into paying extra, in lieu of going home. This is not legal.
If a hospital tries to force you to go home in Toronto, contact:

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Suroit Hospital officials told CTV Montreal that Tomlet was never charged, but patients waiting for a room in a long-term care facility are billed between ... A Montreal man has filed a complaint against a hospital after he says his terminally-ill mother had to leave a hospital, or pay $800 a day to stay. Martin Pilon said his mother, Lise Tomlet, died one week after she left Suroit Hospital in Salaberry-de Valleyfield, Que.

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