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An Ontario hospital was in damage-control mode Wednesday after an elderly woman who broke her leg falling in the entrance area of the facility was told to call an ambulance for help.

The incident drew howls of outrage.

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak called it "outrageous" the 82-year-old woman would be treated that way.

"That a senior citizen would be left in a hallway at a hospital, while they said paramedics had to be summoned from outside the jurisdiction for half an hour?" Hudak fumed.

"We're in frigging Ontario. This is the way you're going to treat a senior citizen? It's wrong."

Read more: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/can...132223693.html
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