Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Suroit Hospital told dying woman to pay or get out

"A Montreal man has filed a complaint against a hospital after he says his terminally-ill mother had to leave a hospital, or pay $800 a day to stay.

Martin Pilon said his mother, Lise Tomlet, died one week after she left Suroit Hospital in Salaberry-de Valleyfield, Que."

Patient rights advocate Paul Brunet said Tomlet's case is unacceptable."How much more bureaucratic can you get?" he asked. "They are following norms, but they are totally inhumane. They should be ashamed of themselves."

More than be ashamed of themselves, the administrator should be charged under the Criminal Code.

Please send an email to the Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada's Minister of Health, Hon.Jane.Philpott@Canada.ca  and tell her that Suroit's actions were disgraceful and that criminal charges should be brought against the hospital's administrator.

Read the story on CTV News

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