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Man impersonates health-care aide looking after patients at Winnipeg hospital

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Via CBC

Imposter worked as many as 8 shifts, including in emergency department

A man spent several night shifts caring for patients at Winnipeg’s St. Boniface Hospital in July despite not actually being employed there, the regional health authority said. 

The impersonator worked the shifts between July 2 and July 17, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said in a press release on Thursday. 

Though the regional health authority did not specify the gender of the individual, CBC News has independently verified the imposter was a man. 

Health-care aides perform various duties in hospitals and long-term care facilities, such as helping move patients, bathing and dressing them, and simple wound care. 

Laura Tamblyn Watts, president and CEO of seniors’ advocacy organization CanAge, said she can’t believe someone lacking credentials could slip into a hospital and interact with patients during a pandemic.

“This is a shocking reality of how porous our health-care security really is,” she said in an interview from Prince Edward Island.

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