The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has responded to the circulation of an online media post of a patient on the connector chute, connecting the San Fernando General Hospital’s Emergency Department to an adjacent hospital building.


The video which has been shared widely on facebook shows a patient walking along the connector chute. The Authority issued a statement on Wednesday confirming that the patient is now safely in the care of its healthcare professionals, while his medical profile is being re-evaluated.


The SWRHA said at the time of the incident, its security management protocols were appropriately activated to ensure the patient’s safety.

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