Health care often a struggle for Alberta’s aboriginal people, says analyst – CBC

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Health care often a struggle for Alberta’s aboriginal people, says analyst – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015356 Views

Jul 10, 2015

Aboriginal health policy analyst says he has heard ‘horror stories’ like quadriplegic abuse case before

While Alberta health care advocates decry the abuse case of a Cree quadriplegic man, they admit stories like his are all too common.

CBC was the first to report on the case of Gerald Francis, who was hospitalized just over two years ago after falling down the stairs.

He required emergency surgery for deep, badly infected pressure wounds that a provincial government investigation found were directly related to abuse at the Wetaskiwin hospital.

Francis has now launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against several doctors, hospitals, Health Minister Sarah Hoffman and Alberta Health Services. He claims abuse and systemic discrimination.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/health-care-often-a-struggle-for-alberta-s-aboriginal-people-says-analyst-1.3145999

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