An unidentified female patient was hurt when she fell while attempting to climb up a fire escape at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex yesterday.
The incident occurred around midday on Tuesday and was confirmed by Davlin Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA).
The women was taken to the hospital on Monday after she was seen acting erratically and wandering the streets of Chaguanas with severe burns about her body.
Contacted yesterday shortly after the incident, Thomas said: “The patient received injuries to her head, neck and upper body from the fall and she is currently undergoing emergency surgery as doctors are currently working on stabilizing her condition. We are optimistic yet still concerned about the condition of the patient.”
While being treated at the hospital the patient broke her restraints and pushed down nurses and security officers to make a speedy escape from the Emergency Department. She evaded security officers and his between the buildings at the Women’s Hospital. She was found a short time later after apparently falling while climbing on the building’s external fire escape system.
“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, “ Thomas said.