Monday 17 June, 2019

SWRHA launches probe as patient found dead on Psychiatry Ward

An internal investigation is underway at the San Fernando General Hospital following the death of a patient at the hospital’s psychiatric ward on Monday.

The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) confirmed that a team has been established to investigate the circumstances leading to the patient's passing. 

Counselling is also being offered and will be provided as required.

A police investigation independent of the hospital probe is underway.

In extending condolences to the family and friends of the patient, the SWRHA affirmed its commitment to reducing the effects of mental illnesses among the population.

The Authority also took the opportunity to implore the public to seek help as early as possible.

 

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