“In July 2020, CBC News first revealed Wessels tied a noose and then taped it to the door of an operating room at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie, Alta, a city 450 kilometres north of Edmonton.

A colleague, surgeon Dr. Scott Wiens, said Wessels told him the noose was for a Black, Nigerian-born surgical assistant, Dr. Oduche Onwuanyi. The incident was reported to hospital administration minutes after it happened. Over the next four years, at least three doctors reported it to the hospital’s administration, Alberta Health Services, the college and then-health minister Tyler Shandro.

Wessels was never suspended and faced no discipline. The college subsequently admitted it had failed to investigate the incident in a timely manner. Alberta Health Services (AHS), which manages the province’s health-care system, said it believed the matter had been dealt with. The college announced a hearing for Wessels shortly after CBC News revealed the noose incident.”

Read more here on Surgeon handed 4-month suspension for noose incident at Alberta hospital via CBC.

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