The chronic shortage of beds and limited space at Linstead Hospital in St Catherine has left a number of patients – including senior citizens – spending nights in discomfort on chairs.
People are not allowed to capture photos like these inside the hospital, and so these do not fully show the true gravity of the situation observed by The Beacon.
Based on those observations, as well as interviews with patients, we can report that several people – including senior citizens – sleep on chairs for up to two nights while they wait for the next available bed.
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