Nov 16, 2010 News
The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is yet to release any findings into investigations it said it had launched into the death of seven-year-old Quincy Softleigh Jr.
The boy’s mother, Natasha Softleigh, had alleged that after leaving him with an oxygen tube attached to his body the night before, she returned to find the tube detached and the only explanation given by nurses was that they were “tidying up” and the tube probably slipped out.
Yesterday, Public Relations Officer Alero Proctor, said that she could not comment on the investigations.
Asked about the results of the post mortem examination, she said she could not make contact with Director of Medical Services Dr Madan Rambarran or pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh.
When news of the boy’s death spread, the Hospital lashed out at the media and said that “as per the usual standard” the hospital had launched an internal investigation, and that the medical and nursing teams were continuing their consultations.
The Hospital had said nothing since.
The child was admitted to the institution after he complained of back pains as a result of an injury he sustained while playing in the yard of his school, St Gabriel’s Primary.
After a delay, the post mortem was completed but the parents were told to return to the hospital tomorrow, two weeks after the Post Mortem, to know of the results.
In the meantime, the hospital has made no contact with the family.
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