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Lisa Goltman Dead: Patient Dies At Alberta Hospital, Family Wants Answers

05/06/2013 12:16 EDT | Updated 07/06/2013 05:12 EDT
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EDMONTON - Police are investigating and an autopsy is scheduled after the death of a long-term mental health patient at an Edmonton-area hospital.

Alberta Health Services says Saturday's death of Lisa Goltman at Alberta Hospital was unexpected.

The 22-year-old woman, who suffered from bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia, was a patient at the facility in March when she was treated at another hospital for multiple head injuries.

She was returned to Alberta Hospital soon after, but Goltman's sisters say her condition appeared to deteriorate and that she claimed she was dying.

Alberta Hospital says Goltman slipped and fell in her room, but it opened an investigation after her family alleged she may have been assaulted by staff.

AHS says in a statement that the probe did not reveal any evidence of inappropriate conduct, and that it's co-operating with the police investigation.

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