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Statement On Missing Patient

On Sunday, July 3rd 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m. a male patient receiving care on Ward A1 exited the ward and vacated the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s premises. Hospital security was immediately alerted and engaged the services of the Barbados Police Force to locate the missing patient whose body was subsequently discovered at Bay Street, St. Michael on Wednesday, July 6th. This matter continues to be investigated by the Barbados Police Force.

Due to our commitment to patient privacy and confidentiality, we cannot disclose the nature of this patient’s illness or the treatment which he was receiving. However, we assure the public that matters of patient safety and security are taken very seriously, and the circumstances under which the patient was able to abscond from the ward are currently being investigated, to ensure that a similar situation does not occur in future.

The Board, management and staff of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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