Manitoba

Bleeding from a neck wound, but ambulance not moving

As she lay in an ambulance bleeding from her neck, a Winnipeg woman wondered why it was taking so long to leave for the hospital.
The woman at the centre of a probe into racism in Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said she has been taken to hospital in ambulances before and always felt she received compassionate, timely care. But this time things were different. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

As she lay in an ambulance bleeding from her neck, a Winnipeg woman wondered why it was taking so long to leave for the hospital.

The woman — the Free Press agreed not to use her name — is speaking publicly for the first time after finding herself at the centre of a high-profile controversy in the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service related to the treatment she received on a critical-care call in the North End last fall.

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