Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Recent media coverage on critical incidents involving two patients in Manitoba is raising questions about the standard of care provided to patients in hospitals. In 2008 Jacqueline Johnson’s bowel was perforated during surgery at Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg. In 2011 Kim Bernshine’s  bowel was perforated during surgery at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg. In both of these […]

Canadian Patient Safety Week starts today and I thought it would be a good time to share videos about patient safety issues in our health care system. I don’t mean the usual wash your hands message directed at our health care providers. What I mean is straight talk about some of the underlying problems in […]

John Klassen died at Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 26, 2004, at the age of 80 from complications following a heart attack. If not for the efforts of his daughter Leslie Worthington, these would be the only known facts of this patient case. For when a patient dies as a result of medical error […]



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