TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - In last night's Leaders Debate, Andrea
Horwath smeared her local hospital and the staff there. Now her story
Horwath told Ontarians last night that her son went to the ER with a
fractured elbow, but complained "they didn't do anything... They sent him home, said it doesn't really need anything, they can't afford a cast..."
Today Horwath changed her story. She told the Hamilton Spectator "her
son received an x-ray." So much for not doing "anything" to help.
Then she admitted to Toronto radio station CFRB that her son didn't need
a cast in the first place: "My son's fracture was one that, uh, he was
told that he didn't need it to be casted. There's no point in paying
for a cast, is what they said, because none of the bones moved."
Under further questioning at a noon media availability, Horwath
retreated further saying:"I wasn't there, so I can't judge that."
The Hamilton Health Sciences Centre blew the whistle on Andrea Horwath's
The hospital's chief of emergency medicine would not speak on the
specifics of the Horwath case, but said it is common for elbow
fractures not to be put in a cast.
Dr. Bill Krizmanich said the most common elbow injury from skateboarding
is a radial head fracture which normally heals permanently in about
four to six weeks with very few future problems, he said.
"In those, we don't splint and we don't cast. It heals on its own …(and)
early mobilization of joints is helpful."
- TheSpec.com, September 28, 2011
"It's incredibly disappointing that Ms. Horwath chose to misrepresent
the facts. She continues to show that she will put her herself ahead of
the truth," said Laurel Broten, Ontario Liberal candidate
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