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Lisa Goltman dies of injuries sustained at Alberta Hospital Edmonton.
To date, no criminal charges have been laid by Edmonton City Police.
On March 27, 2013 this Edmonton woman was so severely injured at Alberta Hospital that she had to be sent to the emergency room of the University Hospital. The injuries were allegedly sustained at 3:00 PM, however no ambulance was on site until 4:30 PM.
It was reported that her lips were sliced open, an obvious bruise on her forehead, blood everywhere. Though it was reported that she had slipped
and fallen, the doctor who saw her told family that it could not have been a fall,
but rather a beating.
Lisa’s room mate said that a man and a woman beat Lisa’s head into the cement floor. This was denied by the Social worker.
Though difficult to believe, Lisa Goltman was returned to Alberta Hospital. A complaint alleging staff abuse & assault was made to Alberta Health Services. However their internal probe allegedly did not reveal any evidence of inappropriate conduct. Police have failed to issue a Report. Staff and security personnel have provided conflicting stories to the police. To date there has been no explanation for the severe injuries.
Friday evening, May 3/13, the young woman told her family that she was scared that she was going to die. Later that evening, Alberta Hospital staff placed her in seclusion for allegedly ‘misbehaving’. In the early morning hours, of May 4, 2013 she was found dead.
Family & Police were called at 3:00 AM. Police did not allow family to view deceased until several hours later for the reason that police told family that they did not like the position of the body.
It is not clear if there is an ongoing police investigation or if police are waiting for toxicology reports from the Medical Examiner’s Office.
We have many accounts on our website detailing neglect and violence at Alberta Hospital and the now Covenant Health Geriatric Villa Caritas.
December 20, 2011, we appealed for cameras to the Honourable Minister of
Justice, Verlyn Olson.
We have publicly stated that these documented mental & physical
assaults of vulnerable persons, parallel the abuses cited in the 1982 Randall Ivany Ombudsman Report of the then Alberta Hospital Geriatric Unit.