Damages Cervello hospital emergency room, reported

(ANSA) – PALERMO, 02 JAN – Last night the husband of a patient destroyed the door of the emergency room of the Cervello hospital and threatened the security guards. The man, a 35-year-old Palermo victim of an accident with his wife, had been transported to the Villa Sofia hospital for some checks.

Resigned, he went to the Brain to make sure of the conditions of his wife who also arrived in green code. Waiting times yesterday in the emergency room had been very long due to five red codes. Impatient for waiting, the man destroyed the entrance door. He was blocked by two security guards who had to face him. Soon after, the police officers arrived and reported him. “What happened demonstrates that there is a problem of staff shortages in the emergency rooms and that much needs to be done – says Giuseppe Forte, commissioner of Fials Palermo – These behaviors must be condemned without any justification, often even for the security guards it is difficult to intervene being in numbers lower than the users who become protagonists of vandalism. Like Fials we are ready to collaborate with the councilorship to find solutions that can guarantee the safety of patients and all healthcare professionals”.