This case might not be directly attributable to the socialized medicine system in Canada, though it is likely that the patient’s failure to access mental health services might be indirectly related.
On a snowy Christmas eve in Windsor Canada, a bloodied woman was seen by two police officers clutching a baby to herself. While ambulances were arriving, the woman gave birth to a second child as she stood screaming.
The woman and children received treatment at Windsor Regional Hospital. One of the twins was in serious condition while the mother and the other twin were listed in good condition.