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Woman wants answers from inquest into mother's death following discharge from ER

January 27, 2014 - 9:13 AM

WINNIPEG - A woman whose mother died after being sent home in a cab from a Winnipeg hospital says she hopes an upcoming inquest will get her some answers.

Dana Brenan's (BREH'-nan) mother, Heather, died almost a year ago after she collapsed on her doorstep.

A standing hearing for the inquest into her death is being held today.

Brenan says it could be another year before the inquest begins hearing testimony.

Winnipeg's health authority is investigating two similar cases in which two other patients were sent home in taxis and died on their doorsteps.

Brenan says there should be a standardized discharge policy that ensures vulnerable people are not sent home alone at night.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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