Thursday 20 February, 2020

QEH makes appeal in light of Kadooment Day shootings

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has issued the following 'Emergency Press Release' in light of a number of incidents on Kadooment Day.

Emergency Press Release

The QEH received an emergency response call a 7:15 p.m. The QEH incident command was activated at 7:50 p.m. At present 15 persons have been transported to the Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department suffering from gunshot wounds, stab wounds and one person who was involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Persons transported to QEH require the attention of general surgery, orthopedic specialists, and ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists. In addition, there has been one additional gunshot victim who is currently being managed on the scene and two persons who witnessed the incident and are suffering from panic attacks.

In the meanwhile the A&ED reports that there are 10 patients waiting to be seen and we are asking the public to access the A&ED only in the case of life-threatening conditions.

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