Canadian healthcare system is an abomination. My father has spent hours trying to get admitted (seen, diagnosed, something) with an acute condition to no avail. He has a relative there with him to advocate for him because he’s in no condition to speak. Now imagine patients who don’t happen to have a relative handy.
Please don’t ask what he has. The whole problem is precisely that we don’t know and can’t find out.
My mother, by the way, has been waiting forever to have an ophthalmological (meaning paid) procedure for God knows how long. Nothing is happening.
This is the “free” Canadian healthcare. You pay insane taxes, then pay cash on top of that, and you still can’t get care.