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Brian Sinclair inquest’s value questioned as hearings resume –

Feb 18, 2014

The inquest into the death of Brian Sinclair, who died after waiting 34 hours in a Winnipeg hospital’s emergency room for care, resumes today amid questions from some lawyers about what the hearings will accomplish.

The inquest, which began in August, has been examining the circumstances surrounding the 45-year-old double-amputee’s death in September 2008.

Sinclair went to the Health Sciences Centre’s emergency room in the afternoon of Sept. 19, 2008. He was sent there by a community clinic because he had not urinated in 24 hours.

It wasn’t until 34 hours after he arrived at the hospital that he was found dead in his wheelchair after midnight on Sept. 21. He had not been triaged and he did not receive any care during his time there.

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