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Senior claims Vancouver hospital threatened to discharge him to homeless shelter (MSJ)

An elderly man being treated in a Vancouver hospital says he has no place to go, and is worried that he'll be placed in a homeless shelter. (Photo credit: Global News)
An elderly man being treated in a Vancouver hospital says he has no place to go, and is worried that he'll be placed in a homeless shelter. (Photo credit: Global News)

Eighty-year-old Antonios Kripotos has been in and out of hospital for the past six months — treated for renal disease, blood cancer, heart failure and numerous falls.

The Vancouver resident, who is now in Mount Saint Joseph Hospital for treatment of an infection, claims the hospital is now pressuring him to be discharged.

Worse, he says staff even threatened to send him to a homeless shelter.

“I feel very upset, and anxiety. They pressure me to go,” Kripotos told Global News from his hospital bed.

Click here to read the full story in the Global News.

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