Belles woman complains of chest pains, dies

police investigation 2A woman from Belles has died after she was taken to hospital complaining of chest pains.

Police PRO, Pellam Jno Baptiste said 32-year-old Lyn Esprit began complaining of the pains on October 22, 2016 at about 7:30 pm.

She was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital.

On her arrival, she was examined but she subsequently died.

A coroner’s inquest will be convened and investigations are ongoing.

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  1. Reasoning
    October 29, 2016

    P M H: People Mort Here…

  2. Tell the Truth
    October 25, 2016

    So sorry to know of another young person in Dominica died of chest pains/heart attack. This is why we sometimes say some people die prematurely. God knows if these deaths could have been avoided. Immediate care is absolute necessary especially for chest pains or other pains. They could lead to something worst.
    To her family and all those who knew her, please accept my deepest sympathy. I surmise it is obviously a shock for you as it was unexpected. Hold on with comfort and strength in the Lord. He is with you. God bless you as you mourn her sudden loss.
    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace. Amen!

  3. Tell the Truth
    October 25, 2016

    If she complained of chest pains she should have been treated as soon as possible. She should not have had to wait hours. Chest pains are to be taken seriously.
    The medical and nursing professionals should know that chest pains could be a result of a heart problem which could lead to a heart attack and demise. She should have been promptly attended to.
    In the past few months some D/cans have died of chest pains at a young age. This is another cause for concern. As always the police state they are investigating and this is the end of it. Dominicans must know about it with relevant advice and directives from a doctor. It could help others avoid a heart attack and death.
    Sometime ago I received an email, what to do in case of chest pains and/or a heart attack. For chest pains, drink some water. I think also eat some sugar also for a heart attack. This advice is sent by medical professionals and is passed on to others as each one reaches one. Make note.

  4. dOC
    October 25, 2016

    You were a wonderful young lady. RIP MY FRIEND.

  5. Jayson
    October 24, 2016

    I strongly believe it will ONLY take a few persons of high repute to have to DIE under this system for there to be some level of change in the operational standards of our health services in this country.

    Other than that, they bury you and life goes on…

  6. October 24, 2016

    I loose mi brother 2month ago.almost same way.lynn is mi cousin because mi oncle is à father.i feel sad.because she was young.mi brother was 27 and she is 32.we canot accept all young Mans and womans loosing there life so.stand up.where thé money is passing In dominica.m ore ambulance.more matériels for first life assistance.more good doctor.more training to show thé citizen how to assisté somebody In danger of loosing is life.skerrit thoes who with you.suppose to go and ask you for all that.because mi brother and mi cousine could survive.they take time to treat her In thé hospital.for mi brother they take time to reach Mahaut.

  7. zandoli
    October 24, 2016

    I remember someone telling me that a patient once went to the ER at PMH complaining of chest pain and he/she had to wait hours before they were attended to by a physician.

    I know when you visit the ER in any hospital in my neck of the woods, you are given immediate attention and treated as if you are having a heart attack. Only after that is ruled out are you allowed to go home.

    • My 2 Cents
      October 25, 2016

      In your neck of the woods people maybe use the ER as such(an EMERGENCY). In Dominica Dominicans use the ER like their family physician, so that’s what slows down things.

  8. October 24, 2016

    The lady had a heart attack

    • dOC
      October 25, 2016


  9. mine
    October 24, 2016

    Wow so sad my heart goes to the family cause i just loss my sister.

  10. Cousin
    October 24, 2016

    R.i.p Lynn

  11. disgusted
    October 24, 2016

    What this report is missing is that she went there and they took so long to attend to she left. Her return was the death of her. smh. Casualty staff need to be held accountable for their slip shod manner and approach to the lives they claim to care for. What are we paying tax for in this blooming country

    • zandoli
      October 24, 2016

      The staff is not to blame. There ought to be protocols to deal with people complaining about chest pain. Only then should the staff be held accountable if they do not follow protocol.

      I don’t go to DA as often a I used to, but every time I visited even with medical insurance I prayed I did not get sick while on island. I don’t trust the medial services there.

    • mine
      October 24, 2016

      A person with chest pain should be taken care of IMMEDIATELY. If in case she walked without medical advise she is fully responsible.

    • Tell the Truth
      October 25, 2016

      Those who go to the hospital and have to wait hours are not given anything to eat and drink. If so, this is something the hospital authorities, the government should look into. They could be hungry and dehydrated.
      They should. Imagine having chest pains, probably not able to eat anything at home and having to wait hours. I do not blame her for being impatient. She had no idea that she would die. It is sad she died and at 32 years; rather young. RIP.

      • Teddy
        October 27, 2016

        Since chest pain is on the rise or could be on the rise,in my military career it was recommended everyone should have a bottle of baby bayer asprin low dosage at all times,it could be in your medicine cabinet, in your car compartment, for all the ladies in your pocket book, or take that 1 pill before you go to bed, bayer asprin prevents heart attack, chest pain is a sign of a heart attack, avoid stress my people, stay away from greasy foods, watch what you eat, excercise is good, high blood pressure if not treated could damage your arterries,do a check up annually dont wait when you fall sick to visit the doctor,an asprin a day could save you from a heart attack, am looking out for my people in my country Dominica.

  12. Jay
    October 24, 2016

    Oh lord….I can only imagine that….I was visiting Dominica and got a stroke…..could not move about 90% of my body…..was transported to the clinic….my nephew told the doctor I was having chest pain ….all they gave was a shot of vallium… god vallium…..when I reached hospital they were still treating me for seisure….I prayed like I never prayed in my life……on leaving the country I had another attach in Antigua ….there the hospital saw a blood clot …got wafarin the onto the plane to Canada…..on entry straight to hospital where the dam clot was on my leg causing paralysis ……it was a dam miracle I was still alive……

    • Noreen
      October 24, 2016


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