Alberta health minister says ‘proper procedures’ were followed for patient taken to hotel instead of care home – CBC

Blair Canniff said he was put in a taxi that took him to a Travelodge south of Edmonton

Mar 19, 2024

Alberta’s minister of health is defending the province’s health authority after a senior with high care needs who had been expecting to be moved to a care home was instead taken to a hotel.

Minister Adriana LaGrange said she was “very concerned” when asked about an exclusive CBC News story that detailed how Blair Canniff, 62, was taken to a hotel south of Edmonton after spending months in the Royal Alexandra Hospital, as he recovered from a stroke.

Canniff uses a wheelchair and is paralyzed on his left side.

In early March, he said he was told that he would be moving to a long-term care facility and was not given any other options. Then, he said, on March 4, he was put in a taxi that took him to a Travelodge in Leduc, roughly 35 kilometres south of Edmonton.

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