Originally published in April, 2013?
So I got into this auto accident back in February and ended up with some soft tissue injuries.
This was the first time that I’ve had to use health-care services to this extent. Previous visits have always been relegated for lesser symptoms. (cold, fever)
From a first person’s perspective, I think the health-care services in Ontario have improved over the course of the decade. Here are some general and non-scientific observations that I have made:
Equipment setup was almost identical to the image below.
The quality of the images (output) also appears to be way superior. I noticed that the equipment was from Toshiba and they had these promotional images hung on the wall. I didn’t think it would be prudent to take pictures at the time. But I did find the following images off the Internet.
Coming back to my personal injury. See someone else’s carelessness, ended up reducing my mobility and impacting my quality of life.
But on the flip side, I did get a very tiny glimpse into what was going on in the world of medicine from a first person’s perspective.
Last but not the least. Having lived in different parts of the world, I am very grateful that we have accessible health-care here in Ontario. A lot has to be said about a society that places the well-being of it’s citizens over everything else. Canada and the Nordic countries are examples for other countries to emulate in this respect (health-care).
Also, very thankful to the Doctors, physiotherapists and technicians who bring comfort and healing to others.