A patient lost his life at WellSpan York Hospital in Pennsylvania after he was obliged to wait more than three hours in the emergency room without appropriate medical support.
The patient was brought to the hospital for body complications involving stomach aches and dizziness. The medical practitioners at the hospital ignored and left the patient unattended.
This incident emerged out after the Department of Health visited the hospital for onsite monitoring. The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Rules and Regulations for hospitals went for the monitoring unexpectedly without a prior date announcement. The hospital was found out of compliance after their visit.
The report issued by the Dep. Of Health mentioned that an ER patient was brought to the hospital at 9.59 am on August 16 by the ambulance. The patient was left unattended between 11.09 am to 12.20 pm, and there was no movement from the patient at that time frame. The patient was then examined and tested for sepsis.
At 12.05 pm, the patient status was marked left without being seen. The hospital reported that the patient didn’t respond even after calling his name three times.
At 1.31 pm, the patient was pronounced dead after finding that the patient was unresponsive. The staff tried to revive him, but their attempts were futile.
In the video footage recovered, it featured that the medical staff walked beside the patient in ER for approximately 12 times while some staffs were around 1 to 2 feet away from the patient. Despite they didn’t do anything and ignored the patient.
Following the event, the hospital’s vice president issued a statement that mentioned that from next time, they would redesign and reprocess the procedures for high-quality treatment. They apologized for the event, and they promised nothing like that will happen ever again.