Grieving husband says review is not enough
Angus and Wendy Miller.
Published Friday, August 3, 2012 8:35AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, August 3, 2012 10:23AM MDT
The husband of a woman who died under care at Rockyview Hospital says a review by the province isn’t good enough.
Scrutiny against the Rockyview Hospital is escalating after three patients left the hospital and a woman with dementia died.
One of the patients, Wayne Pratt, also died after his body was found in the Glenmore Reservoir shortly after he went missing.
The two other patients were found and returned safely.
Angus Miller says he was shocked when he heard that two more patients walked away.
Miller’s wife Wendy died from choking on food last week.
She was not able to get any help because the emergency call button in her room was broken.
“I think it should be a public inquiry, because the things that went wrong are simple things that should be rectified,” Miller says. “It’s justice for Wendy. I don’t see why she had to suffer in a bed by herself.”
The Alberta Health Services says that long tern care will already be getting a boost in the Calgary area next year.
350 beds are expected to be added, with more beds in Okotoks and Canmore.