Calgary hospitals too full for Sask. patient: health region
The Calgary Health Region is defending its decision to deny the transfer of a frail Saskatchewan patient to one of its hospitals for specialized care.
Both the man's family and his frustrated doctor say the health system failed Jack Hintz, 85, who died last month, but the region said its hospitals were simply too full.
The region said it could not safely accept any patient transfers because its three adult hospitals were over capacity, with long waits in the emergency departments and a high number of patients already waiting for hospital beds.