Spouse seeking answers after young N.W.T. mother, prescribed Advil, dies of double pneumonia – CBC

Feb 29, 2024

The partner of a young mother from Whatı̀, N.W.T., who died this week wants to know why the community health centre didn’t take her seriously for days before she was medevaced to Alberta.

Rachel Simpson was the glue that held their family together, said her common-law partner Ben Wedzin — she was soft-spoken and kind, and beloved in Whatı̀, a community of about 550 people roughly 164 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife.

She also loved taking care of the couple’s five-month-old son, Jax.

Simpson died Tuesday in an Alberta hospital after contracting double pneumonia that went untreated despite multiple attempts to get help from the Whatı̀ health centre.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/rachel-simpson-death-1.7130067

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