‘They wouldn’t do anything’: Indigenous woman who lost baby alleges negligence, racism in B.C. hospitals

‘They wouldn’t do anything’: Indigenous woman who lost baby alleges negligence, racism in B.C. hospitals
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TORONTO —
An Indigenous woman in northern British Columbia is speaking out after she was allegedly mistreated at two hospitals while in labour, which she says lead to the death of her baby daughter.

In an interview with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Sarah Morrison from Haisla Nation said she was denied proper care at two B.C. hospitals and was denied an ambulance trip, which forced her father to drive her 45 minutes to a different hospital.

“I think if all lives were held the same value this wouldn’t have happened,” Morrison told APTN.

“The ambulance attendant asked if we could pay, I said: ‘I don’t care how much it is, I will pay it.”

Coral-Lee Edith Cheryl Luft was stillborn on Jan. 27. Her cause of death has not been released…



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