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Wettlaufer Inquiry report includes ninety-one recommendations

Systemic failures allowed Woodstock nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer to carry out her crimes without raising suspicion.

That’s according to a commission examining what it calls Canada’s “first known health-care serial killer.”

Wettlaufer, a former nurse, is serving a life sentence after pleading guilty in 2017 to killing eight patients with insulin overdoses and attempting to kill four others.

The incidents happened over a nearly 10-year period while she worked at several long-term care facilities and private homes in locations including Woodstock and Ingersoll.

Ninety-one recommendations are included in the commission’s report that are aimed at preventing such crimes, including measures to make it harder for staff members to divert medication.

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