Health Ministry launches separate investigation into death of elderly man on hospital grounds

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:00

The Ministry of Health says it will conduct a separate investigation from the one being done by the North West Regional health Authority (NWRHA) on the death of Christopher Phillip on the grounds of the hospital.

The Ministry says its investigation will inform any critical changes that are required immediately.

The following is the Ministry's statement:

"The Ministry of Health expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Christopher Phillip.

The Ministry assures his family and members of the public that this matter is being treated with extreme priority.

Due to the very serious nature of the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip at the Port of Spain General Hospital the Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that it is conducting its own comprehensive investigation into this matter.

The findings of this investigation and the separate investigation being conducted by the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) will shed light on the cause of this disturbing occurrence and will inform any critical operational changes which may be required immediately."