Foreshadowing Obamacare, the family of a Canadian man who died sitting in his wheelchair in the waiting room of a Winnipeg hospital for 34 hours has withdrawn from the inquest being undertaken to find out what went wrong.
The man, Brian Sinclair, 45, was left by hospital workers for 34 hours when he arrived at a hospital emergency room in Winnipeg back in September of 2008. Government officials have been hemming and hawing about looking into the neglect ever since.
Sinclair’s family have now pulled out of the latest attempt by government officials to find out why the man was left unattended for so long announcing that they have no faith in the government’s sincerity of actually getting to the bottom of the criminal neglect of the double amputee.
In 2008, Sinclair was sent to the Health Sciences Centre’s emergency room in Winnipeg by a community clinic that thought he might have had a urinary infection.
Sinclair sat in his wheel chair for 34 hours without ever being triaged, given any care, or spoken to. It was determined that he died from a treatable bladder infection caused by a blocked catheter.
The Canadian government has been investigating the incident off and on since 2009 but to date no satisfactory solution or outcome has been realized. Canada, of course, has a nationalized healthcare system akin to Obamacare and this incident is what we should be preparing to see often here in the USA as Obama’s takeover of our national healthcare system advances.