Victoria Hospital (VH) patient, Stella Joseph, says a purse that was stolen from her bag while she slept in the medical ward on Wednesday was found Friday morning, but the cash it contained was missing.
Joseph told St Lucia Times that the purse had been discarded on the hospital compound.
She disclosed that important documents and other personal items were still inside.
“I am happy I got the documents which are important to me,” she told St Lucia Times.
But Joseph lamented that she will now have to find some $600 which she had in the purse to pay her medical bills.
The VH patient expressed the opinion that there is need to beef up security at the medical institution, likely including the use of CCTV cameras on the hospital compound to monitor persons who enter and exit.
She said it was obvious that CCTV cameras would not be set up in the wards.
“They need to make patients feel safer,” the Desruisseaux resident asserted.
Joseph has earlier complained of 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.
A report was also made to the police.