Indigenous patients say advocates needed for Health Sciences North in Ontario to take them seriously – CBC

Oct 06, 2021

Northern hospital says it takes ‘complaints related to discrimination very seriously’

Jessica Rickard has been in and out of the hospital dozens of times in the past year — often experiencing cold sweats, a bad cough, and feeling weak and sore.

But Rickard said it took months, and multiple visits to Sudbury’s Health Sciences North (HSN), to finally be diagnosed with and treated for bronchitis.

“They would just tell me, ‘Oh it sounds like a cold’ and just tell me ‘there’s nothing wrong with you,’ and send me on my way,” Rickard said.

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