RCI St. Lucia
posted on November 02, 2015 07:20
Investigations into claims made against nursing staff at the Victoria Hospital by a mother who says she gave birth prematurely to a baby girl who died about eight hours later at the health care institution have been completed, but the outcome will not be released until hospital officials get the green light from the Ministry of Health.
The disclosure was made by Hospital Administrator Jeanette Hughes, who informed that a two phased approach is being taken to the investigation.
Richina Matty says she was transferred from St Jude Hospital to Victoria on September 25, 2015, as a result of developing complications.
The Micoud resident says she was accompanied by her Mother and a Nurse from St Jude, and was put in a Labor Room at Victoria, but recalled that neither her Mother nor the Nurse were allowed into the room.
She further claimed that she eventually delivered her baby on her own, after her calls to the nurses for help was ignored.
Mrs Hughes says investigations conducted by the hospital into the matter have been completed and forwarded to the Ministry of Health.
Mrs Hughes however explained that there has been a delay on the part of the Ministry of Health because of the absence of the department’s Permanent Secretary, who has been out of island on government business
Mrs Hughes has assured that every effort is being made to release the findings of the investigation.