June 14, 2018 1:01 pm

Hamilton Councillor wants answers on St. Joe’s escapees


Hamilton City Coun. Terry Whitehead wants answers about recent escapes from the forensic unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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“It is disconcerting that, two weeks in a row, we have had two patients escape the forensic unit at St. Joseph’s hospital.  I have demanded a release of the organization’s internal review and I am scheduling a meeting as soon as practical with the police and the leadership team with the forensic unit at St. Joes,” Whitehead said.

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“This issue is not taken lightly and I am eager to discuss what actions will be put in place to address the safety issues that this community has faced in the last two weeks,” he said.

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