Saturday, October 17, 2015

Missing patient

Must be some concern about this fellow Jason Kirkpatrick, a patient at Cypress Lodge. Missing since the 15 October.
       "Leave them alone and they will come home, wagging their tails behind them." We hope that this is the final outcome with this fellow.

UPDATE:  Well it appears that the RCMP have already removed their link to the story. So it would appear that this fellow is safe and sound.  I wish that the RCMP would get it together, and just revise the pages on their bulletins, very unprofessional :(.     Typically they just remove the page,and the public never knows the ending.    They ask for information from the public, but it is a one way street.

1 comment:

Shane Yorke said...

Very sad. I was the officer that found Patricia Reed's body in Feb a few years ago. She was the elderly lady that went missing and past away on the RVH Grounds. The hospital staff only cared about covering their ass and they notified Security that she was missing, but when I asked if they wanted us to conduct a search, they replied, "No", just keep a lookout for her. Well keeping a lookout for a lady on 240 acres of land, and over 68 buildings, while dealing with alarm responses, aggressive patients along with our other duties was impossible. Finally a search was initiated after a few days, but staff said not to bring in extra staff to conduct a full search.Just search when we had time between calls. What people didn't read in the paper was that the RVH patients had their own patient support / security that transported and looked for patients. Other than driving around on the paved roadways, they did not do any searching.
This was a very sad story, but honestly, when you have a transit system running through a mental facility, and patients have outdoor privileges, they're going to leave the site.

Great Blog BTW, and yes I testified at her inquest.

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