Within 5 days of experiencing chest tightness and visiting the ER at KBRH, I had quadruple bypass surgery at Kelowna General Hospital, convalesced in the Coronary ICU, then onto a ward for recovery. I was released from Kelowna 1 week later after passing all the steps. The care I received in Kelowna was top quality as well.
In September 2015, I experienced another heart attack and went to Emergency in Trail. I was ambulanced to Kelowna the next day and had an Angioplasty, where a stent was placed in a heart vein to improve the blood flow. I was released the following day.
These were two life threatening events that were taken care of by the medical team in Trail and by the surgical staff in Kelowna. I would not be here to tell my story today, without the quick work of the medical staff who stabilized me so I could be transported for the necessary procedures. The follow up care, right here in Trail, has been exceptional.
How lucky are we to have these facilities in our area. The equipment used was state of the art and assisted the team to diagnose my problem and get me stable.
I am proud to be a volunteer who has raised funds for our hospital and will continue to praise the level of care we expect here in Trail. I encourage others to help where they can.