BC well being care: Years-long await surgical procedure

A Chilliwack, BC man who’s been ready 4 years for again surgical procedure is slowly seeing his well being and high quality of life deteriorating.

Glen Millard, 76, who has a passion farming, says a lifetime of wear and tear and tear has left him with a number of lacking discs and broken vertebrae.

“It is getting what I might name crippling now,” Millard advised CTV Information.

Millard, who walks with elbow crutches, says the ache has gotten worse over every of the final 4 years.

“I’m so sluggish getting up and doing what I am shifting to, making an attempt to do,” he stated.

Millard says he was advised by a specialist that the surgical procedure could be main, with a protracted restoration.

He knew as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic hit that it will take longer, however he is now been ready 4 years.

Millard stated he is been advised he’s on a ready record of 15,000 folks, however says he is been unable to determine the place precisely on that record his identify is

“They stated we do not know,” he stated, describing the response he is obtained to his questions.

“Properly that does not assist,” Millard added.

He additionally stated his surgeon was advised physicians have been instructed to not do any procedures that will require longer than an in a single day keep.

CTV Information has reached out to the Ministry of Well being to ask if that is true, however have but to obtain a response.

Millard’s shut pal, Clara Hooper, even penned a letter to Well being Minister Adrian Dix lately, however says they’ve heard nothing again.

“I am very upset within the health-care system,” Hooper stated.

“There’s a whole lot of good folks working, there’s a whole lot of nice nurses. Nevertheless it does not work for lots of people,”

Hooper says it has been powerful to look at his pal battle as his well being declines.

“It is heartbreaking, it is actually heartbreaking, figuring out that he is having a tough time getting up within the day, figuring out that he can hardly transfer and the ache is so unhealthy,” she advised CTV Information.

Millard, who battles via every day with heavy doses of ache killers, says it could possibly be catastrophic if he does not get the operation quickly.

“It should deteriorate in order that I will not be capable of transfer,”