St Jude Hospital wishes to confirm the incident which occurred on the evening of Saturday October 31, 2015 in which the lives of a mother and her unborn child were lost. St Jude Hospital extends its sincere condolences to the family, particularly the young lady’s mother and partner.
The woman arrived at our Emergency Room in critical condition. Despite the best efforts of our medical team, the lives of the mother and her baby could not be saved. SJH Medical Director, Dr. Carlene Radix together with the attending physicians met that evening with the family to explain the circumstances and to convey our sympathy.
This incident, as is the case with all maternal deaths, was immediately reported to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), as the representative of the Ministry of Health. The hospital has a process of Peer Review that thoroughly examines all maternal deaths. A team comprising independent clinicians is currently being put together to review the incident and the findings of a post mortem that is being conducted. This review will take place this week.
St Jude Hospital will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Health in conducting a full review to determine the cause of death.