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Monday, November 29, 2021

Doctors Manitoba honours a hero doc from Seven Oaks Hospital

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  • Doctors Manitoba recognised the hero from Seven Oaks General Hospital for apprehending the perpetrator in a colleague’s attack two weeks ago.
  • Hahlweg is a family physician and the medical director at the Seven Oaks-based Northern Connection Medical Centre.

Doctors Manitoba recognised the hero from Seven Oaks General Hospital for apprehending the perpetrator in a colleague’s attack two weeks ago.

Dr Ken Hahlweg received a Special Award for Bravery on Wednesday after tackling Trevor Robert Farley. The latter reportedly stabbed nursing supervisor Candyce Szkwarek inside the hospital door on the afternoon of Oct. 27.

He explained, “I happened to be in the right place at the right moment.” “When I saw someone’s life was in urgent danger, I acted instinctively, and I credit my medical expertise for allowing me to do so.”

Hahlweg is a family physician and the medical director at the Seven Oaks-based Northern Connection Medical Centre.

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Farley was apprehended and charged with attempted murder by police. He’s also been accused of two charges of murder after bodies were recovered in Winnipeg and Hanover County before and after the incident. The charges have not been confirmed in court.

The award was presented by Dr Candace Bradshaw, president-elect of Doctors Manitoba, who also acknowledged the achievements of other physicians and health care workers who offered life-saving care in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

“People go into medicine to heal and save lives,” she added, “but none of us expects to do so by interfering during a violent attack.” “During an attempt to injure a fellow health care professional, Dr Hahlweg replied selflessly and without hesitation, and his efforts likely saved his colleague’s life.” He is a hero and a brave man.”

The Special Award for Bravery is a one-of-a-kind honour created by Doctors Manitoba to acknowledge a physician’s extraordinary act of bravery.

Source: Winnipeg Sun

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