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UPDATE: Woman injured at Dennery Hospital; Health ministry to improve security

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The woman being transported to hospital.

Principal Nursing Officer of the Dennery Hospital Kerthney Charlemagne Surje has called on the Ministry of Health to provide security for the hospital, based on a violent incident that occurred there today.

A male resident of Grand Ravine, Dennery was attacked with a cutlass by a female relative at about 8:30 a.m. today (Feb.6), who wounded her in return, during a domestic dispute.

Reports are that relatives contacted the police who took both individuals to the Dennery Hospital for treatment. But, while awaiting treatment, another altercation ensued between the two.

The man allegedly used sticks to inflict serious injuries to the woman’s head. She was taken to Victoria Hospital for further treatment, while he remained at the Dennery Hospital.

Reports are that the woman was injured in the presence of many patients and medical personnel. The police are being blamed for allowing the incident to occur, since they were allegedly not around when it happened.

Nurse Surje said: “We have been advocating for security for some time now, because we also care for persons from the Bordelais Correctional Facility.”

She continued, “Most time we find that victims come here to finish the disputes they have started and we have been asking for security, because we operate an Emergency Care Department.”

The principal nurse said the nurses were shaken up by the incident. However, a mental health nurse is currently debriefing those who had direct contact with the patient.

Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Cointha Thomas has denounced the act, stating that the ministry will not allow it to continue.

Thomas said, “The ministry will continue to do all in its in power to make it safe for all staff to deliver health care.” She did not state definitively whether the hospital will get security soon.

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21 comments

  1. Why they always put down st lucian women? I live in the us and every minute of the day, woman, men, children and child shoots each other's ASS. They don't have cutlases, cause they don't it, they would have used it also. The whole world is violent, there is no love left, too much hate.

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  2. i don't understand how people can conduct themselves in such manner especially in a hospital, this country is just cursed .

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  3. Lucian women are extremely violent.

    Why anyone would have any form of contact with them is beyond my comprehension.

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  4. Dennery women just violent an always fighting for man.....why u attack the man with a cutlass for in the first place.....

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  5. E,, We Please read and put your pea brain to work. He was first attacked by his relative who is a woman. We don't know what happened before he went to the hospital, we might never know, but fact remains that she was the aggressive one. Some of women in St.Lucia are ghetto t o the core. Me r as jah

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  6. that ..man is a monster. baby girl u get make war without your weapon never forget that

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  7. Barbarism in public view .

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  8. They fighting for sick and fussy

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  9. That must not happen in a hospital because that is where they care for the sick.

    But the girl have wrong because u must not know persons even if they your children but then again the man must have done something wrong for the lady to do that.

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  10. lots of slackness i must say! govt sending police (SPC) at their homes when schools, medical centers and other govt institutions are left ungraded in this crime growing society. can you imagine a hospital with out sourced "ARMED SECURITY" who are not versed with the law and cannot make an arrest! while trained POLICE Officers are not given permission to carry a fire arm while on duty at the hospital? can anyone help me understand the logic involved ?

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  11. They shouldn't have been brought to the same facility in the first place and if they both suffered injury that means both of them should have been arrested or one party and should be on police guard 24/7.

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  12. So the police brought their two 5 year olds to the doctor and had to sit with them, until they were treated! Hmmm..ok i see!

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  13. War in the streets, me say war down south me say war war everywhere is war!!

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  14. I wonder what sparked this incident.

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  15. so just now you in a hospital so where u even getting sticks to fight? i listening to hear what they will say about that one now if is violence against women i hope yall realised the women acted violently towards the man first but i disagree he had to hit her with the sstick like that he shoundt do that but then again when you vex is another story but then again i wanst there i dont know if is the woman that started it again at the hospital

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  16. Kill Bill part 3!!! Two grown a** hardbacks trying to kill each other till the last one standing! Smh!!!

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  17. Wow tan. These Lucians like me what it will take for you all to behave thy self

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  18. Mortal Kombat X.....

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  19. Nearly fatal slackness. Two warriors should not be left unguarded if in close proximity with each other. When will that community halt this circle of violence ?

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    • I didn't realize that all other communities in St. Lucia were immune to violence. Take a visit to the various court houses in St. Lucia and you will understand that violence among community members is hardly isolated to"that community".

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