Vancouver Coastal Well being is conducting a complete overview after a lady died at Lions Gate Hospital final week.
The well being authority says a person was assessed by a doctor and acquired care from workers on the hospital earlier this month however affected person privateness and confidentiality ‘stop us from publicly discussing particular particulars associated to this case’.
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The Vancouver Solar reported the girl died after greater than two days on a stretcher ready for additional remedy.
“A lack of this nature is heartbreaking for the household and care suppliers. We’re deeply saddened by this incident and share our honest condolences with the affected household,” a press release from VCH reads.
“Coastal management has met with the household to supply extra helps and can proceed to fulfill with them to reply any questions they might have.”
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The BC Nurses Union says members have raised issues about what occurred at Lions Gate Hospital and consider an absence of workers led to inadequate care.
The health-care system as an entire has been beneath great stress in latest months.
A persistent scarcity of workers has been compounded by early retirements resulting from burnout and sick days resulting from COVID-19.
“There are merely not sufficient nurses to watch the sufferers to the extent they should be monitored,” BCNU vice-president Adriane Gear stated.
“This can be a very tragic factor that has occurred at Lions Gate Hospital nevertheless it may occur frankly at any hospital in British Columbia.”
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For July 11 to July 17, 15,776 health-care staff throughout the province known as in sick for not less than someday. This made up about 9.8 per cent of the complete well being workforce.
Even with the extraordinarily excessive absentee charges, the province and the well being authorities are making certain the general public well timed care shall be offered to sufferers.
“We’re dedicated to the well being and security of everybody in our care,” the assertion from VCH reads.
“We stay dedicated to supporting our healthcare staff as they supply care to sufferers on this very troublesome and difficult time.”
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