Global News & The Canadian Press (September 6, 2013)
“A perfect storm occurred,” Olsen told Judge Tim Preston Tuesday. “The WRHA failed him … at all levels of the organization.”
Sinclair went to the emergency room of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre Sept. 19, 2008, with a bladder infection and spoke with a nurse. The homeless aboriginal man stayed in the emergency room waiting room until a fellow patient notified a security guard that he was dead.
Manitoba’s medical examiner found Sinclair had a blocked catheter and that the problem could have been fixed with a simple procedure.
Sinclair, a double-amputee, was soft-spoken and hard to understand, Olsen said. He was also cognitively impaired and fiercely independent… [Read the full story here]by