Health Sciences Centre - Think Twice About Volunteering at This Hospital
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA -- I started volunteering at this hospital in 2008. I was there for about three years. I started getting concerned when I saw certain patients getting different treatment. I am aboriginal and witnessed negative things. We had an aboriginal death occur because of alleged neglect in the ER where I volunteered. Security staff were very aggressive and arrogant. I started speaking up and that's when my performance problems started.
I was well liked and had no problems for three years, suddenly I couldn't do anything right. I complained to my supervisors only to be chastised. I went to the CAO of the Hospital, thinking he might help, instead he threatened me and eventually banned me from the Hospital. I wrote the Health Minister of our province here in Canada and got no results.
I have received many rewards for my volunteer work. I received a medal from the Queen in 2012, have served my country in the military and received another provincial award in 2013. I was totally disrespected as a veteran and as someone who gave their free time to help others. All of this happened in my view because I rocked the boat so to speak and tried to suggest changes. There have been other complaints over the years at this Hospital. I was accused of not being able to take direction, of wanting to take charge and not taking responsibility for my own actions.
I requested information on my personal file and got back blank pages or most pages blackened out. They hired an independent biased agency to make a report in my opinion. They used a lot of resources and spent a lot of money to defend themselves and had meetings with people I had never met or known. My suggestion is to think twice about volunteering at this Hospital.