B.C. woman who suffered stroke waited over an hour for an ambulance. Now she’s partially paralyzed – CBC

Family wants answers about ambulance delay, B.C. Emergency Health Services says it’s reviewing the call

Sep 12, 2022

The family of a woman who was left paralyzed after suffering a stroke is asking for answers as to why she waited more than an hour for an ambulance to take her to the hospital.

Former New Westminster city councillor Lorrie Williams has been at Royal Columbian Hospital since Aug. 6.

Her brother, Allan Greenwood, is angry at the delay in transporting her to the hospital which he believes is responsible for her partial paralysis.

“Next to a heart attack stroke is the thing where you [have] to act quick and there’s brain cells dying every second,” he said.

“Now she’s in a hospital bed and she’s partially paralyzed and we don’t know the outcome.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-woman-stroke-answers-1.6574074

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