*Hospital Investigates Skeleton*

  1. If I didn't trust the source, I would never beleive this....

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) - A Trinidad hospital that found a skeleton in a small room near a patients' ward was investigating on Wednesday how a body languished for months unnoticed and who the dead person was.

    An electrician carrying out maintenance work at a state-run hospital in San Fernando, in the southern part of the Caribbean island, stumbled upon the decomposed body in a small room on Tuesday, officials said on Wednesday.

    Police said the body may have been in the room for as long as nine months. The room is located near a second-floor ward but is hardly ever used by staff.

    Neil Parsanlal, head of communications at the hospital, said he had no reports of anyone lost from the wards but police were checking their missing persons files.

    The president of the doctors' association in Trinidad and Tobago, Phillip Ayoung Chee, said the gruesome discovery highlighted security problems at the hospital.


    If you want a really good laugh, check out some of the other stories in Reuters *oddly enough* section.
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  3. by   oramar
    It could have been a unaccounted for patient that everyone thought went AMA. However, sometimes homeless people will seek out back rooms and basement that are not frequented as a place to sleep.
  4. by   hoolahan
    OMG!! Today I read in the paper that OJ's more recent girlfriend has not been seen in a month, and neighbors reported a "foul odor" coming from the home. They found....a dead cat. Now if neighbors can smell a dead cat, how could this have gone "unnoticed???!!!"

    All I can say is, just when you think you've seen and heard it all, something proves you wrong!
  5. by   moonshadeau
    No, it is Chandra Levy. Didn't she disappear in April? Nine months April,May, June.... January. Hey that is nine months!
  6. by   mother/babyRN
    Now now, they FOUND Chandra......Maybe its Osama on vacation. One can only dream.....
  7. by   caroladybelle
    Everyone knows that they will find Chandra's DNA in the World Trade Center debris............
  8. by   TheBrainMusher
  9. by   P_RN
    This is kinda' sick humor isn't it?
  10. by   NurseShell
    They found Chandra's body - mostly intact - in a park...a park they had searched already and apparently didn't "see" her the first time - I think she'd been gone for over a year when they found her body.

    As for that skeleton....ICK!!
    how could they not SMELL it - isn't the weather rather warm there? ewwwww

    Now...what we need is to find 2 skeletons - one with Sadam's DNA and one with Bin Laden's DNA -- then all would be right with the world!!!
  11. by   l.rae
    Now...what we need is to find 2 skeletons - one with Sadam's DNA and one with Bin Laden's DNA -- then all would be right with the world!!!


    two bulletts my friend and one very sharp shooter...ahhhhh...in our dreams
  12. by   Coldfoot
    ........I was wondering where I left that!
  13. by   sjoe
    Love the nursing brand of humor.
  14. by   mattsmom81
    Most hospitals have 'a few' skeletons in the closet....metaphorically speaking.

    This hospital gets the award for least attentive staff...how in the world could they not smell the body?? My whole house reeks if a mouse dies in my walls....yucchh.