A Noose Hung In An Alberta Hospital Is Now A 'Racist Act' Under Investigation
The 2016 incident will be independently investigated.
How Alberta Health Services handled a 2016 incident of a noose at Grande Prairie Hospital is being looked into.
Alberta's Minister of Health announced on Friday, July 3 that he ordered an investigation that will look into how AHS responded to what they're calling a "racist act," according to a statement.
The noose was taped to the door of an operating room four years ago and AHS let Minister Shandro know that the situation was "being dealt with appropriately," — they have since apologized for the pain the incident has caused.
However, "individuals with first-hand knowledge of the incident have raised this matter again," and Shandro is also concerned.
Now there are plans to create more public oversight for Alberta's health professions in the future with new legislation.