Patricia Adachi is grateful to live so close to The Scarborough Hospital’s General campus.
The 92-year-old moved into a retirement community around the corner from the hospital in December 2012. Having spent most of her life living in the west end of Toronto, Patricia had not yet become a patient of any health care provider in Scarborough.
However, on February 14, 2013, she became “violently ill” from medication she was taking to control pain and swelling in her left arm and hand and visited the General campus Emergency Department (ED) for the first time.
“Everyone was so great and they helped me get over the problem with my stomach,” she said.
Patricia returned to the General campus ED on February 22 after pain began in her right arm. And that’s when she was seen by Rheumatologist Dr. Felix Leung.
“He decided on a cortisone shot and today I have no pain or swelling. On this second visit even the nurses remembered me and made sure I had a ride home,” she said.
“I received excellent care and service from the nurses and from the doctors.”