Eastern Health has confirmed it has 15 hospital beds that are involved in a warning from Health Canada.
Earlier this week, The Canadian Press reported Health Canada is warning hospitals and other health-care facilities about the risk some beds pose for patient entrapment after three people died and several were injured.
In a notice to hospitals issued Monday, the health agency said 12 incidents have been reported of patients becoming trapped in hospital beds since 2009, including three deaths.
The Telegram website offers only a sample of the stories our reporters, editors and photographers work hard to get to the public every day.
Thursday’s print edition of The Telegram, on the other hand, contains much, much more, from news to opinion to our Go Guide calendar of events.
Inside Thursday’s print edition:
• The family members of a man killed in Edmonton under circumstances police are treating as a homicide says they are “heartbroken and devastated” by the news of his death.
Dale Maloney, 33, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a restaurant on Monday, according to the Edmonton Police Service.
Maloney is reportedly from Goulds in St. John’s.
“We, the family of Dale Maloney, are trying to come to terms with the senseless, violent death of our beloved Dale in Edmonton,” read a statement released to the media Wednesday.
• It’s kitten season and St. John’s Humane Services is offering a two-for-one special on furry friends in order to make room.
The animal shelter on Higgins Line can hold 60 to 70 cats comfortably. But summer is when many cats have their babies, so there were about 112 cats and kittens roaming the halls Wednesday.
• With their sister’s fate resting on the shoulders of Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, a local family of Iraqi refugees has turned to the office of MP Jack Harris (St. John’s East-NDP) for help.
The Telegram spoke to the Alshammari family in July about their sister, Msbha, who is living on the street with her five children in Jordan.
The Alshammaris have tried for years to navigate the complex immigration system and bring Msbha and her family to St. John’s to live with them.
• A Labrador MHA is criticizing the provincial government for its lack of involvement in a process that she claims could help create jobs in her area but will, instead, see them go to Quebec.
According to Jones, a feasibility study will look at creating a new rail line and port facilities for moving iron ore out of the Labrador Trough area. The study will reportedly involve Canadian National Railway, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (which manages public pension funds), and a number of mining companies with interests in Labrador and northern Quebec.
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