A Mount Currie mom is demanding solutions after her grownup son went lacking from hospital in the course of the night time.
Eagle Leo was discovered exterior was discovered mendacity on the bottom semi-nude after being reported lacking for practically eight hours.
“They’d search-and-rescue out, they’d canines out, they’d referred to as the police,” Leo’s mom Maureen Andy stated.
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“How might a hospital lose a person who is nearly six foot tall in the course of the night time solely with a towel on?”
Eagle Leo was first admitted to Lions Gate Hospital on June 1 after passing out whereas working within the solar.
He was handled for dangerously low hemoglobin ranges, then transferred to Squamish Normal Hospital the place he was alleged to be picked up by household on Saturday.
As an alternative, his mom bought a go to from police.
“I saved saying, ‘It doesn’t sound correct. I stated, ‘What did he take with him?’ And he stated he didn’t take something with him,” Andy stated.
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Leo has since advised his mom he was given treatment that left him disoriented. After showering, he tried to seek out his garments and by some means wandered out of the hospital in the course of the night time.
It was first reported at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
“It was seven levels that night time that he was on the market in his towel,” Andy stated.
In an announcement, Vancouver Coastal Well being writes:
“We perceive any affected person’s household could be anxious on this state of affairs and we apologize for any misery this case could have prompted.
“Within the uncommon occasion through which an occasion like this happens, we conduct an intensive investigation and take remedial steps, as acceptable.”
“I’m First Nations, I’ve heard many tales. It has change into normalized to count on a lesser normal of care,” Andy stated.
Leo stated he remembers falling twice, injuring each his again and head. He additionally suffered bruises to his arms and cuts on his ft.
“He goes, ‘Oh properly,’” Andy stated. “I stated, ‘No, Eagle. You’re necessary. It’s not OK that this occurred to you.’”
Andy stated a nurse did supply an apology however she says extra must be carried out to revive religion in a health-care system that she says is difficult to belief proper now.
“Deal with our individuals higher,” she stated tearfully.
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