Racism alleged after woman in labour turned away from Kitimat, B.C. emergency room – CTV News Vancouver

With her first child due almost two weeks ago, 21-year-old Sarah Morrison was anxious when she went into labour early Thursday morning, quickly making her way to Kitimat General Hospital.

According to Northern Health, Kitimat General Hospital does offer maternity services and delivers babies, including by C-section.

It says in some higher risk cases, a patient could be referred to another facility.

Morrison’s family said she had to call her own ambulance – and after paramedics picked her up in front of the hospital in Kitimat, they tried to take her directly back to the emergency room she’d just left.

In the meantime, Morrison’s family is left wondering if the baby would be alive if doctors in Kitimat had attempted to deliver it.

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