Alberta Hospital Edmonton needs more staff, better monitoring of new patients, judge says in fatality report – CBC

Family members of Kaitlind Credgeur say recommendations could prevent similar deaths

Nov 03, 2023

An Alberta judge has issued recommendations to safeguard patients who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide after examining the death of a 25-year-old woman at an Edmonton psychiatric hospital.

The recommendations come more than two years after a fatality inquiry was held into the death of Kaitlind Credgeur, who took her own life in 2018 at Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE).

Fatality inquiries are held to help clarify the circumstances of a death and can lead to recommendations for preventing similar deaths but they are not meant to determine legal responsibility.

Two of Credgeur’s family members told CBC News it was difficult listening to her death being discussed in detail during the inquiry but they believe the judge’s recommendations, if implemented, will help prevent future tragedies.

“It doesn’t bring closure but it brings some comfort that maybe someone else could be saved,” said Tina Credgeur, Kaitlind’s mother.

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