By Kris Scheuer
(Written for St. Joseph Health Centre’s 2010/11 Annual Report.)
It’s not the way the Johnson-Walker family planned to spend their Christmas Day – in the Emergency Department with their six-year-old daughter Matilda.
On December 25, 2010, Gala Johnson, her husband Scott Walker and their children Alex and Matilda took a walk in High Park, which the family does often after brunch. But their Christmas Day took an unexpected turn for the worse when Matilda fell and got a cut above her right eyebrow exposing part of her skull with a wound that was bleeding heavily.
The Bloor West Village family already had a relationship with St. Joseph’s Health Centre for previous treatments of Alex’s broken arm and Scott had his appendix removed. Experiences that all left a positive impression on them. So when it came time to make a quick decision on where to take Matilda they felt confident in going to the Emergency Department at St. Joe’s. Continue reading