Man’s death at Pukatawagan nursing station, 3 days after calling for help, sparks federal review – CBC

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Man’s death at Pukatawagan nursing station, 3 days after calling for help, sparks federal review – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202223 Views

Murdock Colomb, 48, called nursing station on Friday, April 8; was told to come in on following Monday

Jun 17, 2022

A 48-year-old Cree man who called the nursing station in a northern Manitoba community with an urgent medical situation died after waiting three days to be seen, prompting a formal federal government patient safety review.

“If those nurses could’ve seen him right away, or if somebody could see him and send him out, that guy could’ve been still alive today,” said Marcel Caribou, the brother-in-law of Murdock Colomb, who died in Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in April.

Colomb lived with Marcel’s brother, Lawrence, and Lawrence’s partner, Judy Caribou.

On Friday, April 8, Colomb was coughing, complaining of not feeling well and had swollen legs and feet, Judy said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/pukatawagan-nursing-station-death-review-1.6491727

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