N.W.T. orders review of Hugh Papik’s case after niece says stroke victim was treated as drunk – CBC

Health minister orders external review into Aklavik man’s case

August 17, 2016

The Northwest Territories government now says it will launch an external investigation into the care of an Aklavik elder who had a massive stroke, but whose niece says that community health centre staff had mistaken him for being drunk.

Hugh Papik, 68, later died from the effects of the stroke.

Maggie Papik said that when her uncle was found earlier this month on the floor of his room at an elder’s home, staff said he was drunk. Papik brought him to the Aklavik Health Centre, where nurses told her the same thing, she says. He wasn’t medevacked to Inuvik for six hours.

Doctors later told her that her uncle had had a massive stroke and was brain dead.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-orders-external-review-hugh-papik-stroke-mistaken-drunkenness-1.3724025

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