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Co-ed hospital room angers woman’s daughter

Hugh Adami, The Ottawa Citizen

If the word “dread” comes to mind when you think about being admitted to hospital, Patricia Grant can give you another little thought to worry about. It’s no secret that, when every hospital bed is taken, unfortunate souls in a clogged-up emergency department can be stuck there for days before an in-patient bed becomes available. But what about a man and a woman – perfect strangers – sharing the same hospital room? That’s what is happening to Grant’s 89-year-old mother, Mary Workman of Kemptville, who was admitted to the Queensway Carleton on November 11 with a broken hip.

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