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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.