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Inquest hears woman told nurse Sinclair was dead

 

A nurse alerted senior nurses when the mother of a patient in the emergency room told her she believed there was a dead man in the waiting room.

Nurse Janelle McRae, who had only been working in the Health Sciences Centre for a few weeks, told an inquest today that a woman told her a man in the waiting room wasn't breathing and had blood pooling in his lower body -- a sign of death -- just after midnight on Sept. 21, 2008.

Brian Sinclair in an image from an ER video.

Brian Sinclair in an image from an ER video.

McRae said she ran to the triage desk to alert nurses while a security guard wheeled Brian Sinclair to the desk.

McRae admitted that some time earlier the same woman had expressed concern she had seen Sinclair the night before in the waiting room, but she did nothing at the time because people stay there for many reasons not related to needing medical care.

The inquest has been told that at that point Sinclair had been waiting untreated in the waiting room in the emergency department for 34 hours and had been dead for up to seven hours.

 

kevin.rollason@freepress.mb.ca

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