Manitoba patients suffered delays, bed sores during height of pandemic, report shows – CBC

Latest critical incident report covers first 3 months of 2021

Aug 10, 2022

The latest critical incident report from Manitoba Health provides a window into the negative impacts COVID-19 was having on patient care during the deadliest wave of the pandemic.

One Manitoba patient died when an urgent after-hours CT scan was denied, leading to an 11-hour delay.

The case is among those highlighted in the quarterly report, which covers the first three months of 2021.

Another patient died after a doctor recommended an urgent surgical intervention, but the patient did not receive it.

While one patient was being transferred to another facility, malfunctioning equipment led to the patient’s heath deteriorating, and their arrival at the facility was delayed.

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