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September 13, 2012
Dr. Chris. Eagle, CEO, Alberta Health Services
Office of the President & CEO ?Manulife Place,
700 – 10180 101 Street,
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S4
Chief of Police, Mr. Rod Knecht
Edmonton Police Service,
9620 – 103A Ave.,
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0H7
Ms. Shirley Hamilton DOB July 11, 1936, resident of Brampton, Ontario Detained at stn. 5G2, University of Hospital, Edmonton, AB. since November 2011.
As told to us by Joanne, daughter of Shirley Hamilton, At 7:00 PM, September 12, 2012, Joanne received a phone call from her mother. Hamilton was sobbing, saying she did not know where she was and that she was very frightened. She told her that she was in a room with another lady.
She told daughter that at 8:30 AM, that morning, on Unit 5 G2, University Hospital, her physician injected her twice, two needles / injections. Then, still in housecoat, was taken in a wheelchair down to a waiting taxi. By the time she was in the taxi, she told Joanne that she felt numbed and could no longer speak. She was accompanied by a social worker.
During the said phone call, the lady in the room told Shirley Hamilton that they were at Aspen House in Morinville, AB, At that point, a person (nurse?) entered the room, seized the phone from Shirley Hamilton and strongly told her, “You have no phone privileges.”
When later, daughter attempted to phone the facility, she was told that her mother has “no phone privileges.”
Earlier on that same day, September 12, 2012, about 9:00 AM, daughter of Shirley Hamilton was unable to reach her mother by phone, detained at Unit 5G2.
Subsequently she was informed by the desk person and Sheila Fogel, Social Worker at the University Hospital, that Hamilton’s phone was not functional because they were trying to fix the radios and this resulted in interference.
Daughter then phoned the Hospitality Office which supplies phone service to patients and was informed that the Public Trustee had not made payment for Hamilton’s phone service past Tuesday, the 11th of September, 2012.
In this matter, we allege:
- Elder abuse
- Aasault – unwarranted drugging
- Kidnapping – the schlepping to rural Alberta in night clothes – without Hamilton’s knowledge, against her will
- Unlawful confinement – the power to determine where Shirley Hamilton should live, which was granted by the Court to the Office of the Public Guardian, is based on a corrupt court hearing.
At 2:30 PM, daughter was informed by Aspen House staff, who had intervened on behalf of the Hamiltons. Shirley Hamilton will be allowed to speak to her daughter every day after lunch with the stipulation by the Public guardian, that the call must be monitored by Aspen House personnel.
Elder Advocates of Alberta Society
the Honourable Mr. Frank Oberle
the Honourable Mr. Fred Horne, Minister of Health & Wellness