It took 3 months to connect troubled veteran with follow-up care after hospital release, death inquiry hears

Lionel Desmond inquiry photo illustration

It took more than three months following Lionel Desmond’s release from an in-patient psychiatric program for Veterans Affairs to connect him with the person assigned to help him transition to life outside the military and outside the hospital, a fatality inquiry in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., heard Wednesday.

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