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    Default Hospital van dumps homeless paraplegic patient on skid row

    Cops: Homeless patient 'dumped' on Skid Row
    POSTED: 10:32 a.m. EST, February 9, 2007
    Story Highlights
    • Witnesses say a hospital van left a homeless patient on Skid Row in Los Angeles
    • The man was paraplegic, wore a hospital gown and had a torn colostomy bag
    • Witnesses gave van's tag number to police
    • Spokesman at Hollywood Presbyterian says it is investigating


    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A hospital van dropped off a paraplegic man on Skid Row, allegedly leaving him crawling in the street with nothing more than a soiled gown and a broken colostomy bag, police said.

    Witnesses who said they saw the incident Thursday wrote down a phone number on the van and took down its license-plate number, which helped detectives connect the vehicle to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site.

    Police said the incident was a case of "homeless dumping" and were questioning officials from the hospital.

    "I can't think of anything colder than that," said Detective Russ Long. "There was no mission around, no services. It's the worst area of Skid Row."

    The case comes three months after the L.A. city attorney's office filed its first indictment for homeless dumping against Kaiser Permanente for an incident earlier last year.

    In that case, a 63-year-old patient from the hospital's Bellflower medical center was videotaped wandering the streets of Skid Row in a hospital gown and socks.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/09/hom....ap/index.html

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    Yeah but, Canadians have to wait to see doctors.

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