Mental hospital failed to report possible patient abuse

first_imgSEATTLE — Washington state’s largest mental hospital didn’t properly notify the state Department of Health about reports that a nursing assistant had inappropriate photos of a psychiatric patient on his personal phone, a spokeswoman said Monday.“We did fail to timely report an allegation of patient abuse by a former staff member to DOH,” Kathy Spears, spokeswoman for the Department of Social and Health Services, which runs Western State Hospital, told The Associated Press in an email.The alleged photo discovery was made on Oct. 3, but the hospital didn’t report the incident to police until Oct. 11 — and that was during a routine weekly meeting and not a special call or report.The hospital didn’t tell the Department of Health until Oct. 24.Hospital officials said the allegation was made by the nursing assistant’s fiancee, who said she had his phone containing the photographs. The hospital immediately re-assigned the employee to a position that would keep him from interacting with patients, Spears said. When a supervisor confronted the nursing assistant that same day, he immediately resigned, Spears said.The 800-bed hospital in Lakewood is already in trouble with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after safety violations were found. The hospital is under a strict 13- month agreement with the agency to make improvements or risk losing millions of federal dollars.last_img read more

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3 electrocuted Jhenaidahin

first_imgThree people died from electrocution in separate places in Harinakundu and Sadar upazilas on Saturday.The deceased were Bulu Biswas, son of Chanar Uddin Biswas of Ramnagar village of Harinakundu upazila, Sujon Hossain, son of Rojob Ali Mondol of Bhutiargati village and Abul Kashem, son of Amod Ali of Hudaputia village of sadar upazila.Golam Mostofa, chairman of Chandpur union of Harinakundu upazila, said Bulu was electrocuted while working in his cowshed in the morning.Emdadul Hoque Sheikh, officer- in charge of sadar police station, said Sujon got electrocuted when he turned on an electric switch at noon.Kashem, who got electrocuted while working at his house, was rushed to Sadar Hospital where physicians declared him dead, said the OC.last_img read more

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Presidential election on 18 Feb CEC

first_imgChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda. File photoChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said the 21st presidential election will be held on 18 February, reports UNB.The CEC announced the election schedule at a press briefing at Nirbachan Bhaban in the afternoon.According to the schedule, the last date for the submission of nomination paper is 5 February while that for withdrawal is 10 February. The nomination papers will be scrutinised on 7 February.According to Article 123 of the constitution, “In the case of a vacancy in the office of president occurring by reason of the expiration of his term of office an election to fill the vacancy shall be held within the period of ninety to sixty days prior to the date of expiration of the term.”Abdul Hamid assumed office as the president on 24 April 2013, and his five-year term will expire on 23 April.last_img read more

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JJ Watt Details His Plan For The Over 37 Million Raised For

first_img Share JJ Watt, Houston Texans Defensive end and local legend, announced Thursday his plans for the money he has raised for Harvey relief.Excited to share an update on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.#HoustonStrong(Video cut off the end. Go Astros!) pic.twitter.com/PvDRVi0SGR— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 26, 2017In the tweet he states that his four main goals are, rebuilding homes, improving childcare and after school programs, distributing food where it is needed most, and providing medical aide both physical and mental for those affected by the storm. To do this he is allying with four nonprofit organizations SBP, Save The Children, Feeding America, and Americares.Watt plans to continue providing updates on the work he and these organizations are doing for the next 18-24 months. last_img read more

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Hurricane Michael gains strength takes aim at north Florida

first_imgTags: Florida, Hurricane Michael, Weather Tuesday, October 9, 2018 By: The Associated Press MIAMI — Hurricane Michael intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as an even stronger hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit.A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye off the western tip of Cuba found wind speeds rising. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 mph (155 kph), and it was forecast to strengthen into a “major” hurricane, with winds topping 111 mph (179 kph).The speed of the storm barrelling toward the Florida Panhandle – Michael was moving north-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph) – was among the hazards worrying forecasters at the National Hurricane Center on Tuesday morning.Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said there were just hours left until Michael’s wind gusts and rain bands would start whipping the coast.“Guess what? That’s today,” Graham said. “If they tell you to leave, you have to leave.”Gov. Rick Scott warned people across northwest Florida at a news conference Tuesday morning that the “monstrous hurricane” was just hours away, bringing deadly risks from high winds, storm surge and heavy rains.His opponent in Florida’s Senate race, Sen. Bill Nelson, said a “wall of water” could cause major destruction along the Panhandle. “Don’t think that you can ride this out if you’re in a low-lying area,” Nelson said on CNN.Mandatory evacuation orders went into effect Tuesday morning for some 120,000 people in Panama City Beach and across other low-lying parts of the coast.Forecasters said parts of Florida’s marshy, lightly populated Big Bend area could see up to 12 feet (3.7 metres) of storm surge.Michael also could dump up to a foot (30 centimetres) of rain over some Panhandle communities before it moves over Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia Wednesday night and Thursday. Forecasters said tornadoes could be spun off by the storm, and 3 to 6 inches of rain could cause flash floods as it barrels over a corner of the country still recovering from Hurricane Florence.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan bluntly advised residents choosing to ride it out that first-responders won’t be able to reach them while Michael smashes into the coast.“If you decide to stay in your home and a tree falls on your house or the storm surge catches you and you’re now calling for help, there’s no one that can respond to help you,” Morgan said at a news conference.Michael wasn’t quite done wreaking havoc in the Caribbean on Tuesday. Forecasters warned of up to a foot (30 centimetres) of rain in western Cuba, triggering flash floods and mudslides in mountain areas.Disaster agencies in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua reported 13 deaths as roofs collapsed and residents were carried away by swollen rivers. Six people died in Honduras, four in Nicaragua and three in El Salvador. Authorities were also searching for a boy swept away by a river in Guatemala. Most of the rain was blamed on a low-pressure system off the Pacific coast, but Michael in the Caribbean could have also contributed.In Florida, Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 counties, from the Panhandle to Tampa Bay, activated hundreds of Florida National Guard members and waived tolls to encourage evacuations. The governors of Alabama and Georgia also made emergency declarations.With just a month to go before Election Day, Florida voters in evacuation zones were also given one more day to register to vote, once offices reopen after the storm.Scott also warned caregivers at north Florida hospitals and nursing homes to do all possible to assure the safety of the elderly and infirm. Following Hurricane Irma last year, 14 people died when a South Florida nursing home lost power and air conditioning.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next month“If you’re responsible for a patient, you’re responsible for the patient. Take care of them,” he said.In the small Panhandle city of Apalachicola, Mayor Van Johnson Sr. said the 2,300 residents were frantically preparing for what could be a strike unlike any seen there in decades. Many filled sandbags and boarded up homes and lined up to buy gas and groceries before leaving town.“We’re looking at a significant storm with significant impact, possibly greater than I’ve seen in my 59 years of life,” Johnson said of his city on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, which where about 90 per cent of Florida’s oysters are harvested.There will be no shelters open in Wakulla County, the sheriff’s office warned on Facebook, because they are rated safe only for hurricanes with top sustained winds below 111 mph (178 kph). With Michael’s winds projected to be even stronger, residents were urged to evacuate inland.“This storm has the potential to be a historic storm, please take heed,” the sheriff’s office said in the post.Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Florida’s Democratic nominee for governor, filled sandbags with residents and urged the state capital’s residents to finish emergency preparations quickly.“There’s nothing between us and this storm but warm water, and I think that’s what terrifies us about the potential impacts,” Gillum said. Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Floridacenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Share About Latest Posts Alex Keerma Latest posts by Alex Keerma (see all) WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary – May 3, 2019 Senior Travel Advisor – Peterborough Office – April 12, 2019 “I didn’t know she was married”: Kimpton’s social experiment inspires new themed rooms – March 6, 2019last_img read more

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