Sick Indigenous elder accused of being drunk at Winnipeg hospital, family says
October 19, 2020
An Indigenous elder's family is calling for two staff members at a Winnipeg hospital to be fired after the 72-year-old woman, suffering from sepsis, was accused of being drunk.
"They assumed she was consumed with alcohol," Sheila North said about her mom, Sadie North, who was so sick she could hardly form words.
Instead of being tended to with compassion, a doctor and a clerk at Grace Hospital were "scolding her and berating her and accusing her," Sheila told reporters at a news conference on Friday.