‘I feel a sense of injustice’: family questions if more could have been done to prevent OD death at Penticton shelter

It was Sept. 17 when Rob McCaffery’s former partner locked herself in a washroom at a Penticton homeless shelter and overdosed on what would be a lethal combination of fentanyl and methamphetamine.

“Her bunkmate approached one of the staff members asking them to check up on her,” McCaffery told Global News on Tuesday.

When staff found 49-year-old Liz McCaffery unconscious at the Compass House facility on Main St., they administered two doses of Nalaxone and called BC Ambulance.

“She was resuscitated when she left the shelter and she was admitted to ICU,” he said.

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