B.C. family says 23-year-old woman died after misdiagnosis, prompting calls for accountability – CTV

Feb. 28, 2024

B.C.’s provincial health-care system is under scrutiny following the death of a 23-year-old woman in Nanaimo.

The mental health worker’s family, friends and employer believe the tragic outcome was preventable – only by the time an infection was diagnosed it was too late.

“I just really want somebody to take accountability,” says Sophia’s mother Melonie, who asked that neither of them be identified by their last names.

Her daughter started showing signs of illness in March 2023. She took a leave of absence from her job as a mental health worker at Nanaimo’s Unitarian Shelter in June.

Through her care, Sophia consulted doctors at a walk-in site for young people, and tried accessing the city’s lone Urgent and Primary Care Centre, since she didn’t have a family physician of her own.

Read more: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-family-says-23-year-old-woman-died-after-misdiagnosis-prompting-calls-for-accountability-1.6786433

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