My 15 year old son has been suffering with a knee injury for over 1 year. He has been on a waiting list to see a specialist at the Calgary Children’s Hospital for almost 9 months. Meanwhile his whole life has been disrupted – unable to participate in any sports or physical activity due to the pain. I find it absolutely unacceptable that a child who is growing at a rapid rate and suffering, has to wait this long to have someone even look at his knee. What kind of Provincial Medicare is this? It’s SHAMEFUL. I am extremely upset that I have had to go to private osteopath, physio and acupuncture to try and provide him with some relief (and NO I have NO medical coverage). But I am now a strong supporter of Private Healthcare after this experience. We’re still waiting…..