The Misericordia Hospital in west Edmonton is nearing the end of its lifespan. A tour through the hospital’s corridors reveals broken elevators, electrical problems, overcrowding and general disrepair. The CBC’s Nola Keeler recently toured the hospital and spoke to hospital staff, patients and the families of those in care.
What effect does all of this have on the patients? Karen Knoll, who's father came spent days waiting for an isolation bed after coming to the ER, says the hospital's problems take an emotional toll on patients and their families.