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Hospital admits mistakes made
Date: Friday, November 11 2005

Hospital admits mistakes made


Officials at Concordia Hospital admit they made a mistake when dealing with a dying Second World War vet who received one bath during his final three months at the hospital and suffered several infections from lying in his own filth.

"The hospital certainly indicated the care could have been better and were sorry it happened," said Rob Robson, chief patient safety officer with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

End-of-life care

Robson couldn't confirm last night whether any staff were disciplined for the poor treatment of John Klassen, who died at age 80 in October 2004.

"The hospital would determine (disciplinary action). I don't know if there was in this case but I don't believe so," said Robson.

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