Hospital loses biopsy

After five weeks went by I got angry and said I needed an answer only to be told that the Prince George Hospital had lost my biopsy.

Editor :

This is a letter to the public, so they will know what can happen if they don’t keep asking questions.

A doctor in Terrace arranged for me to go to the Prince George Hospital for a prostate biopsy.

I had the procedure done and was told I would have the results in 10 days.

After 10 days I started asking my doctor every week what was happening with my biopsy results and kept being told to just wait a few more days.

After five weeks went by I got angry and said I needed an answer only to be told that the Prince George Hospital had lost my biopsy.

Somehow the ten little pieces of me had been misplaced.

Maybe someone else got my results and will be having an operation they don’t need.

I know this sounds ridiculous, but I feel that losing my biopsy falls into that same category.

We’re always told the best cure for any type of cancer is early detection, but this can’t happen if incompetent people are involved.

I know nothing will happen to the person or persons responsible for losing my biopsy, but in the real world they would be looking for new employment.

After two months I am now waiting to be scheduled for another biopsy in Prince George.

Taking time off work and travelling to Prince George is costly and I know it was costly for our publicly funded medical system as the person that took the biopsy flew in from Vancouver.

No wonder our medical system is always short of money.

My advice to the public is that if you are sent to the Prince George Hospital for tests and you don’t get your results in a timely manner, start making phone calls and knocking on doors as there are obviously some major problems with that hospital.

More than ever it has made me realize how lucky we are to have such a great staff at the Hazelton hospital.

Brian Mould




Just Posted

Gitdumden checkpoint blocks access to Unist’ot’en camp

Wet’suwet’en clan members say Morice Lake Forest Service Rd checkpoint in effect until further notice.

Alumni game for charity

BVCS takes on Smithers Secondary in a charity basketball game to benefit the food bank.


Carolfest a youthful celebration of holiday music

Competition and camaraderie

The tables were turned on one hockey mom: ‘Two hands, mom! Stick on the ice! Skate! Offside!’

All Otters finish in top 3 of swim meet

12 Bulkley Valley Otters at Prince Rupert Invitational picked up 13 wins, 25 seconds and 15 thirds.

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

‘A start:’ Alberta critical of Ottawa’s $1.6B package for ailing energy sector

A further $150 million is to be used for clean growth and infrastructure projects

Most Read