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OKEU Hospital Staff Manage 13 Victims Following Babonneau Shooting

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Thirteen gunshot wound victims were received at Owen King EU Hospital in the Accident & Emergency Department, between 9 and 10PM, last night, December 3, 2022.

The clinical and clinical support teams at A&E responded expertly to admit twelve patients and address the critical cases that required emergency surgery.

Two emergency surgeries were performed for victims last night, one of which is now in the Intensive Care Unit and the other admitted at an acute general ward.

The third critical case was still undergoing surgery as of this morning. Five patients will require orthopedic surgeries for open fractures over the next few days. At the time of dissemination of this release, there have been no deaths.

The Dr. Bernadette Joseph-Labadie, head of department at A&E, commends the staff on their quick and efficient response to these casualties, “They really did well. When they realized the number of people coming in, they sent out to ask for help and staff who were not on shift came to the hospital right away. They worked very hard so that all patients were cared for. That’s what teamwork is about and that’s what helps us to get things done.”

Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Dexter James, shares Dr. Joseph-Ladabie’s sentiments. He also emphasizes the statements made by Prime Minister Philip Pierre urging for an end to senseless crimes. He said, “These crimes consume an exceeding amount of resources in emergency medical care that should be used for other patients.”

Millennium Heights Medical Complex joins the Government of Saint Lucia in denouncing gun violence in the country.

SOURCE: Millennium Heights Medical Complex. Headline stock photo courtesy Magdiel Lagos (Unsplash.com).

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Knowing that OKEU treat people from shooting incidents and accidents very often, I was wondering what the real motive behind this release was. At first, I thought it was to commend the staff which I found commendable. But then I got to ” He also emphasizes the statements made by Prime Minister Philip Pierre urging for an end to senseless crimes” and “Millennium Heights Medical Complex joins the Government of Saint Lucia in denouncing gun violence in the country”. At that point I got the real motive.
    In my view the attempt has failed because all citizens know that government has not been serious enough about fighting crime. Millennium Heights Medical Complex will do well to join with all the people of goodwill who are daily denouncing crime and wish for a more peaceful St. Lucia.

  2. The current administration is incapable of fighting crime because its not in their best interest.

  3. There’s no Crime Fighting Strategy in St.Lucia .No Camers being installed in the Different Communities at Specefic Locations and in the Shitty of Castries

  4. Guns , guns , guns and more guns. I won’t question anyone and ask where are these guns coming from.The police may not know because to me all they are trained to do is see when your vehicle don’t have a proper sticker or you not wearing your seat belts smh , The system acts on minor illegal activities making it seem so major just so they shadow the real moves because their salaries and incomes will be affected if they work according to the laws which suppose to govern this country.It’s so sad to say this but every little child has a gun now and the truth is this isn’t getting any better. I hope all the heads who part take in these illegal activities soon your door step may be the battle ground for all these weapons brought into the country. You as a business man would apply for a weapon to protect yourself , business and family and have to wait ten yrs before you get an interview if you ever get one but yet still the kids got guns all over the place. Madam Commissioner we depending on you to look for your business ppl in this place once and for all.

  5. Help fight illegal gun trade , but who to trust with information madam commissioner? Your people are corrupt sorry to say . Let’s start fighting the illegal gun trade from the force and after we will deal with the streets .best way ever .

  6. The reality is, the carnage is at a point of no return. Too many have died while their associates are seeking revenge. Nothing will stop it in the shot term. If the laws are amended to make punishments for serious crimes deterrents it will have a positive effect in the long term.

  7. Well truth is , but if those who suppose to be fighting the illegal activities are participating in it then how do you get the public to give information to help capture the perpetrators. Remember most of these crimes happen out in the open and there must be someone who saw and will never talk to the law because it might just be the friend of the criminal you actually speaking to.#FACTS

  8. “He also emphasizes the statements made by Prime Minister Philip Pierre urging for an end to senseless crimes.” Another bookworm with a title before his name. If he is a Lucian. I suspect he is a Party hack. So that statement will stop anyone? Imagine that’s the statement to stop gun violence in the country being made by those with title in front their names and holding top positions. WE FINISH

  9. Dexter stop being stupid and repeating what the pm said cause at the end of the day you guys are running a hospital and should be adequately staffed and ready for any situation that arises which is mass casualty. And this is a mass casualty. So if these 13 victims or more was involved in a tragic vehicular accident that’s what you would say? Regardless of what situation brought people to the hospital that is what the hospital is there for.

  10. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT THE 🤡 MINISTER HAS TO SAY THIS TIME AROUND. FIRST IT WAS THE SKY ISN’T FALL, THEN THE MEDIA SENSATIONALIZING CRIME, THEN IT WAS THE CITIZENS NEEDS TO GO OUT AND FIGHT CRIME AND TOMORROW IM GUESSING IT MIGHT BE CRIMINALS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GIVE US A BREAK TO PROTECT THE VICTORY AND ALLOW THE PEOPLE TO ENJOY THEIR CHRISTMAS. SORRY BUNCH OF JOKERS

  11. While y’all focusing on destroying Chas The Country is been held captive by The Criminals which y’all can’t seem to handle. How is that PROTECTING THE VICTORY? Can The Special Prosecutor help us with this problem? Can blaming and hating on Chas help us? Can all this Political Ramblings by Your Party about The Victory help us?

  12. My brother you are right on point. The biggest failure for fighting crime is the crime fighters themselves and then there is the government, to top the list on their approach to fight crime.

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