WRHA board to comment on calls for resignations

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Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s board of directors is expected to make a public statement this afternoon in response to calls for Dr. Brian Postl and Dr. Brock Wright to resign.

The board of directors met this morning to examine the WRHA’s explanation of Sinclair’s death in September following 34-hour wait in the Health Sciences Centre emergency room.

Maurice Bruneau Brian Sinclair died in the emergency ward of the Health Sciences Centre after waiting 34 hours for care.

The case has undergone increasing public scrutiny over the past week after a review of Health Sciences Centre security videos made public by Manitoba’s chief medical examiner revealed Sinclair did approach the triage desk seeking care — a detail WRHA officials had not previously discussed.

Wright ignited political furor last week when he said Sinclair never formally presented himself to the emergency room triage desk, despite the review of hospital videotapes. One day after Wright came under fire for his comments he watched the videos and admitted Sinclair had approached the triage desk for care.

The blunder prompted the Liberals to call for Wright’s and Postl’s resignations and the opposition Tories for Health Minister Theresa Oswald’s resignation.

Board chair Dr. John Wade and vice-chair Allan Fineblit are to speak at a press conference at 2:30 p.m. The Free Press will continue to update the story.

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