Some staff at the Woodstock nursing home where nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed seven of her eight victims started calling her the “angel of death” after she was overheard telling a palliative patient it was OK to die, a nurse told a provincial inquiry Wednesday.
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ST. THOMAS — The Woodstock nursing home where Elizabeth Wettlaufer injected seven residents with deadly doses of insulin had a systemic problem keeping track of narcotics, the home's former administrator told a public inquiry Thursday.
Over the course of seven years, registered nurse and serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer left a trail of corpses and unanswered questions -- and while a public inquiry into her killing spree can't undo her carnage, families of victims hope it will shed light to prevent other tragedies, lawyers for those families said Tuesday.
Twenty months after Elizabeth Wetlauffer told police how she used her position as a nurse to murder eight people and try to kill six more, those who supervised her at a Woodstock nursing home will be called to task this week at a public inquiry.
Turns out you don’t have to go far to unravel the claims made by those planning to close London’s Cardiac Fitness Institute.
A London doctor already ordered to stop providing most fertility services now has been told to stop treating transgender youth, raising questions about whether such youth will be able to find timely care.
Those concerned about the lack of quality care in Ontario nursing homes were delivered a blow Thursday when the public commission investigating a murder spree by former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer refused to grant participation rights to 17 people who have either worked or have loved ones in homes not connected to her.
As if the young need another reason to celebrate.
Explosions and ever-rising fireballs lit up the night sky Tuesday on a busy highway north of Toronto, the intense heat melting cars, killing motorists and leaving in its hellish centre the remains of two fuel trucks and at least four transport trucks.
The super-agency that oversees health- care spending for much of Southwestern Ontario so far is refusing to answer questions about why it suddenly parted ways with its executive director or if he was given a payout at taxpayers’ expense.
In the town where registered nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer murdered seven residents under her care at a long- term care home, a provincial commission launched a public inquiry Wednesday that drew tears from the families of victims and warnings from insiders who say many more residents have been placed in harm’s way.
Four weeks into a strike by Cami workers, General Motors still hasn’t responded to a key union demand — a letter guaranteeing job security at the Ingersoll plant, a union official said.
It took the murder of eight elderly people to draw a spotlight to dangers lurking in Ontario nursing homes, but many more residents die each year from mundane neglect and abuse, a leading expert says.
The boss of London’s largest hospital has sacked his chief nurse to stop her from speaking out against changes that put patients across Ontario in harm’s way, the head of a powerful nursing association claims.
For the second time in three years, a court has fined the owner of a west London house who crammed so many tenants into the modest abode, nine bedrooms weren't enough -- mattresses were found in closets and in the furnace room.
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins says he won’t allow the maker of the world’s most costly drug to dictate who can use it and how much it will cost.
More than two London-region hospitals will mothball their operating rooms for key surgeries because of a lack of funding, a fact that escaped the notice of regulators whose oversight has now come under question.
London police are investigating claims that employees of a Jack Astor’s restaurant used a rooftop patio to dump vinegar and hot liquid on animal-rights activists who were protesting below.
A Londoner who kept the scourge of thalidomide out of the United States has died, leaving behind a legacy of achievement that made her a hero south of the border.
Sixteen-year-old Caroline Smith knows the surgery might kill her and cost her dad every cent he has.