A Desruisseaux resident who said she is a patient at Victoria Hospital,has reported being robbed of valuables while she she took a nap in the medical ward of the institution Wednesday afternoon.
Victoria Hospital officials have confirmed that they are investigating the matter.
Stella Joseph told St Lucia Times that the matter was reported to hospital authorities and the police.
Joseph, who explained that she was admitted earlier this week, said she was taking a nap about 4.00 p.m.
“Around 4:15 I got up, looking around I noticed that my bag was opened and I quickly looked in and realised that my wallet was gone,” she said.
She disclosed that she is in a room with four other patients who were also napping at the time.
“Nobody knows if anybody went in or out of the room,” Joseph told St Lucia Times.
She said she made a report to hospital authorities.
“They came into the ward. They had a shutdown where they searched the patients who were there – mostly elderly woman who are not able to move or do anything much. They had a search. They had them leave the room and and they searched. They didn’t find anything,” Joseph said.
She revealed that a report was also made to the police.
According to Joseph, she had $600 in her bag to pay for her medication.
“All my bank cards are in there. I also had two driver’s licenses in there – one from the Bahamas and one from Saint Lucia,” she said.