ONTARIO'S PATIENT OMBUDSMAN DIES IN ACCIDENT

Jan 01, 2021

By Jeremy Logan

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Ontario’s patient ombudsman has died in an accident, the government agency has confirmed.

Cathy Fooks assumed her role on July 13, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The office of the patient ombudsman announced her death on Thursday, offering condolences to her family.

The patient ombudsman supports Ontarians who have voiced concerns about their health-care experience.

It also investigates and makes recommendations on unresolved complaints about public hospitals and long-term care homes.

A statement from the organization said that Fooks was “a forward-thinking leader” in Ontario’s health-care sector.

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