Video shows how ER staff ignored Winnipeg man — even as he repeatedly vomited — in 34 hours before death

National Post | News

WINNIPEG — An inquest has been told that a man who died in a hospital emergency room was ignored almost the entire 34 hours he was waiting for care, even when he threw up three times.

Sgt. John O’Donovan said 150 people moved through the ER the weekend Brian Sinclair died, but he was the only one who didn’t receive medical treatment.

O’Donovan, who watched the surveillance footage of Sinclair’s time at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre in September 2008, said the video shows no one paid attention to the double amputee while he languished in the emergency department.

“He was the only person who wasn’t provided medical treatment,” O’Donovan said Tuesday. “I don’t know if he was being ignored on purpose. They weren’t aware of him there. He was ignored during his time there.”

Sinclair went to the emergency room because he hadn’t urinated in 24 hours. The video…

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