899 people received care from fake nurse at B.C. Women’s Hospital, health authority says – CBC

New court filings say Provincial Health Services Authority now confirms names and licences when hiring

Feb 02, 2023

Imposter Brigitte Cleroux was involved in the treatment of 899 patients during her year posing as a perioperative nurse at B.C. Women’s Hospital, newly filed court documents reveal.

Before now, the public has remained in the dark about exactly how many people were affected by the 51-year-old’s alleged fraud at the Vancouver facility in 2020 and 2021.

The number is included in the Provincial Health Services Authority’s (PHSA) Jan. 27 response to an application to certify a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing the hospital operator of negligence and vicarious liability for battery and breach of privacy committed by Cleroux.

Documents filed the same day also show that because of Cleroux’s deception, the health authority is now confirming both the name and licence of every nurse it hires. Cleroux allegedly used an assumed identity and was not required to give a valid registration number when she started work.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/brigitte-cleroux-womens-hospital-899-patients-1.6733862

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