Winnipeg hospital says it’s investigating treatment of Métis woman – APTN News

Oct 28, 2021

‘I was shocked and appealed at the way they were treating me,’ says Jaqueline Flett.

A 38-year-old Métis woman is calling her trip to the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg last week degrading and embarrassing.

On Oct. 21, Jacqueline Flett, 38, went to the hospital’s emergency room for a painful foot ulcer resulting from her diabetes.

She said after two hours of waiting, the staff forgot about her despite the fact that only three others waiting.

“I asked, ‘is it because of my Indigenous heritage?’ And at that point they kind of got not belligerent, but they got visibly upset,” said Flett.

Flett says she brought up past racist incidents like Brian Sinclair, who died in the emergency room of the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg in 2008.

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