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May Pen Hospital offers counselling to mother of deceased three-year-old

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 4:31 PM
May Pen Hospital in Clarendon.

The management of the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon has extended counselling support to the mother of the three-year-old boy who died while undergoing treatment at the hospital on January 6.

Members of the hospital’s management and representatives of the Southern Regional Health Authority met with the child’s mother, Nadine Dennis, yesterday as part of an investigation into the matter.

In a release today, the Southern Regional Health Authority said Dennis expressed serious concern about the level of care offered to her child when she took him to the hospital.

The health authority said it has noted the seriousness of the allegations and expressed condolences to the family of the deceased child.

Reports are that the child was vomiting and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The child was reportedly examined by a nurse, followed by a doctor who determined that he was well enough to return home.

However, the mother returned to the hospital about 9 o'clock in the night where the child died while undergoing further treatment.