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Hospital staff ignored Echaquan’s pleas for help in August, woman says

Jennifer Mac Donald was in the hospital when Joyce Echaquan was there a month before her death and says Echaquan was treated poorly then as well.

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In late August, Jennifer Mac Donald rushed to the hospital in Joliette to be with her father after he suffered a heart attack scare.

Sitting by him in the hallway, she could hear a woman screaming in a nearby cubicle, expressing concerns over the care she was receiving. She could also hear the patient attendants on duty.

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She described them Wednesday as indifferent and verbally…

Jesse Feith, Montreal Gazette

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