The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG — An interim report on the role racism played in the death of an Indigenous man in a Winnipeg hospital is recommending health-care stakeholders take a more direct approach to confronting racism.
The working group responsible for the report also says there should be institutional support for independent investigations in cases where complaints are brought forward.
The group unveiled its initial findings to a packed crowd Monday at the University of Manitoba.
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It looked into the death of Brian Sinclair, who died of a treatable bladder infection after he was left alone and uncared for 34 hours at the Health Sciences Centre emergency department in September 2008.
Real Cloutier, interim president of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, says it’s time to build on a greater awareness of Indigenous history to tackle health-care provider’s assumptions.
The group’s final report is expected sometime next year.
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