Health Region Responds To Inquest Recommendations

Friday, January 30, 2009 at 15:21



The Prairie North Regional Health Authority is vowing to implement as many recommendations as it can from a coroner’s inquest into the death of a man from the Key First Nation.


35-year-old Ivar Dean Brass was a patient at the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford.


A coroner’s jury concluded this week that he died by hanging himself on July 30th, 2007.


The jury made nine recommendations on how to prevent similar deaths in the future, including replacing rope with light ribbons where possible, installing video or motion detectors at all facilities where patients are situated, and putting clear signs on buildings so emergency crews can easily get to specific locations on the hospital grounds.


In a written statement, the authority says it regrets the fact Brass took his own life.


It also hopes to follow through on all of the jury’s recommendations, if possible.