“We were left on our own, completely lost. It doesn't make sense to have had to return home in the state we were in, ”laments Joanie Patry, who had as her only comfort a box with her daughter's personal effects and a duvet of hair.  ;
According to him, the hospital would have told him that there was no social worker available on site since the incident occurred in the middle of the night.
“What would it have been like to at least give us leaflets for accessible resources, tell us how to explain the situation to our children or refer us to someone to help us through the crisis? “, Plagues the mother of the family.
Impact on healing
It has already been eight months since little Lexie breathed her last, a fate his parents face one day at a time.
Although grieving is always difficult to live with, Ms. Patry agreed to open up to Journal in the hope that other parents do not have to go through what she went through.  ;
“Personally, it had a big impact on my recovery, I was very angry at the way we were treated,” she concludes.
Refusing to comment on this case, the CHU de Québec however indicated that when a death occurs at night, “the bereaved are taken care of by the team clinic that is able to intervene appropriately”.
A social worker must then take over to assess needs, intervene and direct people to organizations offering appropriate services.
You have any scoop to send us?
Do you have any information to share with us about this story?
Do you have a scoop that our readers might be interested in?
Email us at or call us directly at 1 800-63SCOOP.