Winnipeg man dies of COVID-19 at rural hospital after being transferred to clear beds for pandemic surge
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Clarke Gehman was sent to a health-care facility four hours away from Winnipeg after the expected influx of COVID-19 patients left him without a bed in the city — but his family never expected that same illness would end his life just weeks later.
Families across Manitoba have decried the health system’s recent practice of whisking patients — many of them seniors — away from their loved ones to hospitals outside their local health region, which are sometimes hours away.
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