CTV National News: 90-year-old blind woman sent home from hospital bleeding, underdressed and alone at 2:30 a.m.

Vivian Fitzpatrick (left) is shown with daughter Paddy Monroe. Fitzpatrick was sent home from Delta Hospital by cab in the middle of the night.

On October 3rd, 2013, Susan Eng was interviewed by CTV National News about the case of 90-year-old Vivan Fitzpatrick:

Vivian Fitzpatrick was taken to the Delta Hospital emergency room in an ambulance Monday night with high blood pressure. After being examined and her blood was drawn, staff said there was nothing wrong and said she could go home. Wearing no shoes, someone wrapped the senior in a sheet, and she was put into a cab at 2:30 a.m.

“I just had my pyjamas on and I didn’t have any shoes or a coat or anything,” Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick said she noticed she was bleeding from her arm after she returned home. “The white sheet was soaked in blood,” she said.

Her daughter, Paddy Munro, is listed as the senior’s emergency contact, but she was never contacted.  Munro says she feels appalled by what’s happened: “There’s no excuse to be putting her in a taxi at 2:30 in the morning.” Fitzpatrick feels she was rushed out of the hospital.  “Why didn’t they just leave me for a few hours and Paddy or someone could come and get me?” she told CTV News.  Finish this print story by clicking here.

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