Former health workers face forgery charges following Cape Breton patient death

Two former hospital employees face forgery charges in the death of a 79-year-old man whose body was found outside the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Cape Breton Regional Police say the unidentified man was found unresponsive on a Sydney sidewalk in the early morning hours of Feb. 23.

They say the charges are the result of an investigation into the circumstances of the death carried out at the request of the Medical Examiner's Office.

Police say investigators discovered that documentation related to the patient's status during the overnight hours of Feb. 22 had allegedly been forged.

Charged are 41-year-old Tammy Carrigan-Warner of Sydney River, and 47-year-old Valerie MacGillivary of Glace Bay.

They were employed by the Nova Scotia Health Authority.