#fallenathome Jesse Hachey
Capt. (Ret.) Philip Brooks is a tireless advocate for his fellow veterans who, like him, suffered life altering injuries while in service to their country and are being denied the treatment and respect they desperately need and have earned. He is fighting back against a sytem that all too often leaves veterans to languish in agony. What follows below is from his Facebook page.
IMMEDIATE ACTION – No Duff
Vetetan Jesse Hachey is former infantry reserves member of good standing and excellent character with a service back injury. In Emergency at Toronto Western Hospital having traveled late Friday night from Ottawa to be treated in Toronto where he has been treated successfully before.
Of note in our sometimes fractal healthcare system today, there is a valid and serious human rights complaint against his home hospital ion Ottawa including substantial allegations of assault by the private security of that institution and denial of service.
Jesse has a set of complex chronic conditions including only severe pain. These are totally disabling, life diminishing and life threatening if left untreated for long.
Jesse has good deportment he dresses nicely, speaks well and presents himself well; in his wheelchair, all 90lbs of him, with his service dog Chloe. He has all his very well prepared medical documentation with him.
Chloe his dog is a well trained properly papered service animal and vital even to Jesse’s very mobility. Chloe often provides the power to pull a weakened Jesse along in his wheelchair. She is very attentive to Jesse and friendly and loving to everyone when not on duty.
I personally attended to check Jesse in to Toronto Western ER, as me and Odesaa have before. When I left at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, quite ill myself, Jesse was in a bed with Chloe at his side and being treated right away with politeness, courtesy and concern for his pain and distress.
Afterward, Jesse was accosted and arrested by hospital private security when he left the ER to feed and water Chloe. Police were called and refused to arrest and ensured the Jesse and his dog were allowed back in to his BED and MEDICINE and the doctors treating his serious infections and pending operating room for a critical procedure at least six months overdue and causing much of the infection and severe pain.
JESSE IS NOW HAVING HIS MEDICATION THREATENED AS DRUG SEEKING BEHAVIOUR. HE IS REPORTING HIGHLY UNACCEPTABKE TREATMENT. HE HAS BEEN CALLING ME IN TEARS AND IN FEAR OF DENIAL OF MEDICINE AND DENIAL OF TREATMENT.
This is a time for full support across the Canadian Veteran community.
We fix this mess on vet at a time but this problem with Veterans in fear at ERs is a big one.