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One dead after Edmonton dialysis patients treated with contaminated water : AHS
One dead after Edmonton dialysis patients treated with contaminated water : AHS

One dead after Edmonton dialysis patients treated with contaminated water : AHS

Alberta Health Services says one of four dialysis patients treated with contaminated water in an Edmonton hospital last week has died.

Alberta Health Services says a dialysis water supply was contaminated after a chemical was directed into it after a routine cleaning on Friday, May 29.

AHS noticed the contamination shortly after and says staff acted quickly to flush the system.

Three other patients were affected by it, one of which was released from hospital. The fourth patient died on Sunday.

A statement from AHS President and CEO Vicki Kaminski says they are working to increase safety on the valve systems and are ensuring safety measures are in place so the incident does not happen again.

“We apologize that this incident occurred – it should not have happened – and we will do all we can to support the patients’ families and loved ones through this difficult time,” says Kaminski.

Agencies/Canadajournal

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