Monday 24 February, 2020

Hospital patient falls off building at EWMSC

A patient is undergoing emergency surgery for injuries to the head, neck and upper body after falling off a building at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

CEO of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA), Davlin Thomas issued a statement clarifying the matter.

The NCRHA said the unidentified woman was picked up in Chaguanas on Monday acting erratically and sporting severe burns.

When taken to the emergency department of the Eric Wiliams Medical Sciences Complex on Tuesday, the NCRHA said she broke her restraints and pushed down nurses and security guards in an effort to escape.

The patient evaded security officers to hide between buildings at the Women's Hospital. She was then discovered a short time after, lying on the ground.

It is believed that she fell while climbing one of the building's external fire escapes. Doctors are now working to stabilise her.

“We are optimistic yet still concerned about the condition of the patient. The NCRHA will like to commend the medical team as well as security personnel who pursued the patient as she battled her way out of the department. We will continue to closely monitor the progress of this patient to ensure that she continues to receive quality healthcare in support of her recovery,” the statement ended.

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