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We needed an ear, nose and throat specialist, but the wait at our HMO was two weeks. What now? An emergency room seemed like overk…
I had to step forward and sign to move mouth tube but the reason wasn't to relieve stress on mouth but to eject patient to home across island. His heart had stopped when he was across the street from firehouse in Manoa. The man we called "Tata" needed an implant to prevent recurrance and death but was released and shipped by ambulance to Waipahu home. Got loving care there but died after his heart stopped again. I feel I was tricked into signing the removal of his tube. I never was allowed to see a doctor To demand the heart implant.
When I heard my grandmother was admitted to Strub Hospital on South King Street. I thought it was going to be like any other hospital. but my first few days of learning about the hospital and observing the staff that works at Strub, I was touched emotionally by how the way the staff treated the patients. And the way they took care of my grandmother was great. Now I know where to go when it's my time because I know i will be taken cared of.