Ontario must change law on hospital secrecy
Posted: March 4, 2015
(March 4, 2015) Op-Ed, Toronto Star
It’s hard to imagine that a 33-year-old woman could die in a Toronto hospital after being admitted for a toothache. But that’s what happened to Pamela Minocha.
Why such an unimaginable tragedy occurred is unknown. Because of a provincial secrecy loophole under which hospitals can conduct critical care investigations, no one — including her family — must be told the results of the investigation by St. Joseph’s Hospital into her death.