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N.W.T. orders review of Hugh Papik case after niece says stroke victim was treated as drunk - North - CBC News

18.8.16

N.W.T. orders review of Hugh Papik case after niece says stroke victim was treated as drunk - North - CBC News: Doctors later told her that her uncle had had a massive stroke and was brain dead.

The N.W.T. Department of Health and Social Services initially told CBC News that it had looked into the matter and was confident that "appropriate clinical practices were followed."

Late Tuesday, Health Minister Glen Abernethy announced there will be an outside investigation.

Abernethy said he is deeply concerned about the accusations of the care the elder received.

Maggie Papik said she is happy there will be an investigation, but that she's disappointed something like this had to happen before any changes are made.


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