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B.C. senior in hospital 4 years questions why he can’t live at home with support

(Photo credit: CTV News)
(Photo credit: CTV News)

VANCOUVER — He’s been living in a Vancouver hospital for most of the past four years.

And he just wants to go home.

“It’s been, I guess, like being in jail but with no release date ever,” Dave von Holtum said in an interview with CTV News from outside St. Paul’s Hospital.

Von Holtum, who is 65, says his life took a dramatic turn after complications from surgery for a blocked bowel. He now has to be hooked-up to medical equipment for 12 hours a day to get the nutrition he needs to stay alive.

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