Hospital patient discharged dressed only in gown and socks

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  1. Irish Pixie

    Irish Pixie Well-Known Member

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    This is shockingly disgusting, and heads should roll for it being allowed to happen.

    "The man who said he came to the aid of a woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a cold winter's night, says he was left outraged and stunned at how she was treated.

    Imamu Baraka, identified in local reports as the person who sought to help the woman, told The Associated Press he was so angry he decided to record Tuesday night's events on cellphone video, fearing no one would believe him if he reported a woman being left at a bus stop like that."

    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/01/man_who_aided_baltimore_hospit.html
     
  2. Lisa in WA

    Lisa in WA Formerly LisainN.Idaho Supporter

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    Poor thing. Unbelievable.
     

  3. hunter63

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    That truly is sad and unexceptable ......I don't care who or where you are.

    There really is really no way... that I know it.....other that people's goodwill and good sense to see to it that you have acceptable attire for the weather.

    Kinda a pet peeve of mine as some personnel experience enter into my opinion.

    Heart attack....shirt and T-shirt pretty much cut up and destroyed....shorts and pants kinda got "sharded in" .....So all kinda trashed.

    After emergence cath and angioplasty .....then was discharged the next day
    Did have friend to call for a ride.....as my vehicle was 60 miles away (had spare clothes there), but the hospital did not have a way to "officially" provide clothing.

    End ended up in a 5 year old left over T-shirt form a women's run scrub pants....and a blanket.

    In the follow up survey they always send out,.... I mention this under comments and suggestions....NADA or feed back.
     
  4. Jolly

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    Bad way to do things, but I know of no hospital that provides "discharge clothing".

    Seems to me that social services should have been called before putting her out on the street like that.

    Guess that's why they call it news...
     
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    That's Baltimore for ya! They probably had to open beds for gun shot victims.
     
  6. Terri

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    It's called "Patient abandonment" and they can get into SOOO much trouble.

    And they should.
     
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  7. Irish Pixie

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    My husband wondered about this as well, and said that he thought everyone involved would be terminated. I agree.

    Both Mr. Pixie and I donate clothes to his facility, some patients desperately need them.
     
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    The whole thing just surprised and disappointed me.....
    My experience just proves you can have a lot of bases covered with your preparations....but you can't think of everything.

    There was a "go bag with a clothes change an hour away after an ambulance ride.

    This women didn't seem to have ...anything.....What were they thinking?
     
  9. Irish Pixie

    Irish Pixie Well-Known Member

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    She was incoherent and disoriented according to the article.
     
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    Maybe the lady had dementia,not sure of her age
     
  11. Irish Pixie

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    She could have, or any number of psychiatric conditions, she definitely wasn't stabilized.
     
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    That's Baltimore for ya!
     
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    No one knows the back story, Yet all kinds of speculations and condemnations are running rampid.
     
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    A few years ago I had to go to the hospital with one of my kids in an ambulance, I had on dirty work clothes and ended up staying the night with him there.....the hospital staff was awesome, they found me a clean t-shirt (with the hospital logo on it) and an old pair of scrubs (bottoms) that I could wear to sleep in.

    My son had his clothes cut off him and the provided a pair of pajamas for him to wear in the hospital, and let him keep them and wear them home.

    I didn't watch the video..my husband watched it earlier today and told me about it......if I watch it I know I will be really upset.
     
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  15. Lisa in WA

    Lisa in WA Formerly LisainN.Idaho Supporter

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    Of course but I don’t know how taking an woman dressed in nothing more than a hospital gown outside and leaving her at a bus stop in sub freezing temps needs more explanation. It’s clearly wrong. Legally, morally, ethically, etc.
     
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  16. Irish Pixie

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    There is no way that any back story could be acceptable, plus a spokesman for the hospital clearly said in the article there was an issue with her discharge in that manner.
     
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    Little more info.

    A woman who says she’s the mother of a patient dumped on the street outside a Baltimore hospital in frigid weather this week says she was laughed at and stonewalled by hospital staff while trying to find out about the status of her daughter.

    The mother, who spoke to CBS News and identified herself only as Cheryl, said her daughter, Rebecca, is “not deaf, not a prostitute, not a drug addict,” but suffers from bipolar disorder and Asperger’s syndrome. The woman was filmed moaning and pacing around outside the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus on Tuesday after being discharged by workers, in a video that has gone viral.


    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/1...patients-mom-says-was-mocked-by-security.html
     
  18. Irish Pixie

    Irish Pixie Well-Known Member

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    Just worse and worse, the treatment of the mentally ill in this country is just abysmal.
     
  19. Lisa in WA

    Lisa in WA Formerly LisainN.Idaho Supporter

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    we need more and better mental health facilities.
     
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  20. Irish Pixie

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    Absolutely, and much better treatment and followup.
     
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