As her relatives and family gather to mourn her death, the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), of which she was a board member, is investigating how Hazel Rogers-Dick was allowed to go home with more than $50,000 worth of equipment from San Fernando General Hospital.
Rogers-Dick, 60, died at around 3 pm yesterday, after a battle with breast cancer.
Yesterday, SWRHA heads of department, including chairman Imtiaz Ahamad, all denied giving permission for one of the authority’s vehicles to transport a cardiac monitor, valued at $27,000, a new bed worth $17,000, plus an oxygen tank to Rogers-Dick’s Vistabella home on June 12.
Rogers-Dick, a former San Fernando mayor, had been a patient of the Nephrology Unit between May 15 and June 12.
A letter, written by a nurse in the unit (Ward 16B) to the bio-medical engineer, dated June 15, and obtained by the Sunday Guardian, revealed Rogers-Dick told the nurse in charge of the ward that SWRHA CEO Michael Harris had given her permission to take home the cardiac monitor.
Hospital staff said the monitor was assigned to the ward, and with Rogers-Dick having taken it, patients were denied its use.
Staff were also upset that Rogers-Dick was allowed a new bed to take home, while hundreds of patients were forced daily to sleep on the cold concrete floors of the hospital’s corridors.
According to the letter sent to the biomedical engineer from a nurse in the Nephrology Unit (Ward 16B), the monitor (serial No MC17230, model No 09980-600) was allocated to the ward on May 25.
The nurse said in her letter that this item was no longer in the ward’s inventory.
The monitor in question was taken home on June 12 at 4.50 pm by Rogers-Dick, who was a patient of this ward from May 15.
The nurse’s letter said Rogers-Dick told the nurse in charge on that shift that Harris gave her permission to take the monitor home.
The letter noted that no written document was obtained from Harris to that effect, and advised that the necessary adjustments to note the missing items be made to the records.
Focking selfish niggas! Only niggas could be so mudder cont bold to do something like this. But then again this is focking PNm country.
How the fuck you could carry these things home and poor fockin people ketching dey mudder cunt, sleeping, pissing and shiting right on the mudder cont concrete floor.
And she is ah big fockin liar like she Prime Minister and all dem fuckers in the PNM.
The big nigga should rot in hell, along with the rest of the PNM.
Bun dem niggas!