Mother of man who died in Vancouver supportive housing still seeking answers five years later (St. Paul's Hospital)

For five years, Christine Harris has agonized over how, exactly, her son came to spend nights dying alone in a supportive-housing room in Vancouver before his body was found on the floor three days later.

A B.C. Coroners Service report released last month paints a grim picture of his final days.

A week before he died, staff at the Insite supervised injection facility in the Downtown Eastside had urged him to go to St. Paul’s Hospital after he complained of fever, chills and pain in his toes, Harris said. Tests at the hospital revealed a staph infection and a hemorrhage in his brain.

Nick Eagland reports

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