I have been in hospital these last three days(Thursday late to emerge … observed in-patient Friday suffering from gall stones… The first procedure has been done, in Edmonton, and I am scheduled for the second and final treatment (here in Yellowknife) this Tuesday… with recovery from the operation taking until at least Thursday.
The Medivac (medical evacuation plane) to Edmonton was all done and I returned the same day…
Edmonton has the very costly (in the biggest centre of it’s type in the west, so they say)
University of Alberta Hospital’s Endoscopy/Bronchoscopy service www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/facility.aspx?id=6600&a…
was upend on Saturday for my 8:30 ish arrival in the hand of the local ambulance service who apologized an leaving the airport [No longer the city centre airport] by saying (I paraphrase here) ‘Yeah we got a great new stadium, but no pavement to fix the roads… Sorry’
They plan doing the incision via my belly button… (So I’m hopeful that my neo natal hernia will change for the better..
All services covered under the NWT’s Extended Health Benefits Seniors’ Program (at no cost or co-pay) www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/supplementary-health-benefi… The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) sponsors the Extended Health Benefits for Seniors Program to provide non-Native and Métis residents of the Northwest Territories who are 60 years of age and over access to a range of benefits not covered by hospital and medical care insurance.
Through this program, you receive coverage for eligible prescription drugs, dental services, vision care, medical supplies and equipment. You also receive benefits related to medical travel such as meals, accommodation, travel and ambulance services.
In order to qualify for this program, you must be:
– non-Native or non Indigenous Métis
– 60 years of age or over
– a permanent resident of the NWT
– registered with the NWT Health Care Plan….”
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