A woman was left stranded on a Baltimore street at a bus stop wearing nothing but a hospital gown; Bystander posts a video to social media
A video is prompting outrage online after a patient was recorded being “dumped” by guards outside a hospital in Maryland.
A bystander, Imamu Baraka, captured footage of the incident on Tuesday and shared it online the following day. In less than 24 hours, the video has racked up more than 1 million views.
In the viral video, the security guards are seen wheeling out a patient to a bus stop and leaving her there in frigid temperatures, wearing only a thin hospital gown and socks.
“It’s about 30 degrees out here right now,” Baraka is heard saying to the guards during the encounter. “Are you OK, ma’am? Do you need me to call the police?”
In a statement to CBS, the University of Maryland Medical Center said they shared the “shock and disappointment of many who have viewed the video. In the end we clearly failed to fulfill our mission with this patient.”
According to the outlet, paperwork is underway that could potentially result in personnel action against the hospital staff involved.
This is unbelievable and totally inexcusable! What is wrong with people that would do this? We get into legal trouble for leaving our dogs outside in freezing weather. And a freakin’ hospital booted this woman into the streets in freezing temperatures in this condition. Really??? Just unfreakingbelievable.