A hospital has launched an investigating after shocking video emerged showing staff abandoning a woman outside in the freezing cold wearing just her gown, just minutes after being discharged. The clip shows four security guards, one rolling a wheel chair, walking away from the a patient near the emergency room at Mount Vernon in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Sun reported .
Clearly distressed and confused the elderly woman can be seen shaking after being dumped by hospital staff. The video which has already racked up over 200,000 views, was posted to Facebook by Imamu Baraka, a doctoral student in with the local health authority.
“While there are many circumstances of this patient’s case that we cannot address publicly, in the end we clearly failed to fulfill our mission with this patient, no matter the circumstances of her case or the quality of the clinical care we provided in the hospital which is not depicted in the video.
“We are taking this matter very seriously, conducting a thorough review, and are evaluating the appropriate response, including the possibility of personnel action.”