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  • David
    September 26, 2012 - 09:59

    As a mob, we all head to the polls and vote to "save" our precious health care...one by one, we each find out the hard way that there simply is nothing there to save. And intead, they spend our tax money on PR mercenaries like Kaminski to 'smooth over' the all-too-frequent mess ups...wake up, folks.

  • Wanda
    September 26, 2012 - 09:23

    The headline containing the words "dead patient's family" is very inappropriate and insensitive and cold and informal. Just put yourself in the shoes of this young man's family members.

  • DEAD
    September 26, 2012 - 08:48

    Hmmm...or Lack of!!!

  • DEAD?
    September 26, 2012 - 08:46

    There has to be a much better way to write the headline?!?! How cold and disheartening for the family involved to read this caption!! Shame on your professionalism!

    • wavy
      September 26, 2012 - 10:54

      My thoughts exactly. If the writer felt it necessary to qualify the headline (it wasn't; "patient's family" would've sufficed) or for clarification purposes, don't you think "deceased" would've been more appropriate and respectful? I would expect a high school newpaper to use better discretion. Just the latest example of what passes for quality writing and journalism at the Telegram these days.

  • Peggy
    September 26, 2012 - 08:34

    I was very surprised to see lawyer Bob Buckingham on T.V. last night talking about this situation so soon after the tragedy. This young man and his family deserve respect, time to make final arrangements, and some quiet time to try to comprehend and maybe eventually be able to accept what happened to their loved one. Hopefully, the investigation will not linger on and they will get definite answers from Ms. Kaminiski asap to help them with this. My heart is also aching for the driver of the truck. He/she must be in total shock. There is nothing anyone can say about the ambulance driver and attendants until after the investigation is completed. God bless you all.

  • robroy
    September 26, 2012 - 07:46

    Never mind placing blame. Investigate and try to make sure this sort of thing happens again. I am an employee of eastern health and believe me this sort of thing can easily happen to no fault of anyone. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved

  • Alexis
    September 26, 2012 - 07:21

    Flexes, Kaminski and Eastern Health are apologizing for what happened to the young man, instead of worrying about liability and who is to blame... Not sure how it is a bad thing that they are offering heart felt remorse for their involvement in whatever happened. I am glad Kaminski is being honest, as I'm sure everyone involved is devastated and truly sorry this happened. My condolences to the family

  • Flexes
    September 26, 2012 - 06:27

    ...an apology is different then just offering condolences. Is Eastern Health admitting liability in this incident? Time for Kaminiski to be gone and without the handsome severance package.

    • Cha Ching
      September 26, 2012 - 07:06

      Condolences to the family and friends of this gentleman... Thoughts and prayers also to the driver of the transpport, as well as to the attendants - not your fault. Funny how a story like this hits the newswire and certain local lawyer is on tv talking about possible civil suit. Is this over simplifying the matter?? Man is aboard ambulance, causes a situation where ambulance has to pull over, patient exits ambulance (attendants are not allowed to restrain patient), attendants call for police help, patient hides out and runs through woods and out onto highway at times, no one is able to find him until he is run down by truck driver. The only question I ask is was the patient in restraints? This is very sad and unfortunate situation.. Condolences to all

    • Jay
      September 26, 2012 - 11:34

      I can't understand what is happening to people in this province. Why are so many people jumping all over tragedies to fulfil their petty political agenda. Flexes, give it a rest. The same could be said for the lawyer as well.