Woman breaks leg at hospital, told to call ambulance

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    This story when I heard it on the news had my head spinning faster than Linda Blair's in the Exorcist. Grab this.

    "A review is underway at a Niagara Falls hospital after an elderly patient fell at the facility and was told to call an ambulance for help.

    Doreen Wallace, 82, fell inside the double doors of the Greater Niagara General Hospital last weekend, breaking her leg and cutting her arm, according to Niagara radio station CKTB.

    A security guard asked the ER for help, but was told Wallace would have to phone for an ambulance.

    Wallace's son did call 911, but by the time the ambulance arrived a half hour later, his mother had been cared for by a surgeon who was walking by."


    Rest of the story at the link. YIKES!!

    Woman breaks leg at hospital, told to call ambulance - Canada - CBC News
     
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    If I had been the EMT's dragged away from someone else who needed help, someone at the front desk of the hospital would have been eating a knuckle sandwich, lol.
     

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