UPDATE: Mahaut man reported missing, found

Neil Hillaire

Nell Hillaire, 27 of Mahaut who was reported missing, has been found.

 Police Public Relations Officers (PRO), Inspector Simon Edwards reported earlier  that Hillaire who was reported missing on Sunday 7th April 2019 is now a patient at the Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

The report stated that  Hillaire entered the PMH on 6th April 2019, complaining that he was  not feeling well.

He has since then been admitted.

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10 Comments

  1. Conscious
    April 16, 2019

    There should be systems in place. When someone is missing the admittance department should be the first place checked by the police when family hasc nformed the police next the morgue.

  2. Wendy Mary Williams RN-BC
    April 16, 2019

    Patient Privacy dictates that a patient’s condition and Psychiatric Admission should never be disclosed to the public. PERIOD. What’s going on here? If this is not the law it should be. In the US (HIPPA) and other countries there are laws in place for which a fine and possibly imprisonment is imposed for disclosure of a patient’s condition. The Ethics Committee of the Health Department needs to enact this law. I am fully anticipating negative feedback but the fact remains that we are in the 21st century and we need to optimize the systems. As King Dice said, “Send me, look me”
    Wendy Mary Williams RN-BC – Board Certified in Psychiatry and Mental Health.

  3. April 15, 2019

    After eight days missing man found in hospital,no family member was informed probably they could not understand his language.

  4. April 15, 2019

    Agree with Typical Dominican, missing man found in hospital.after eight days no family member was informed. no one could understand
    He language.

  5. mine
    April 15, 2019

    Why did the family waited eight days to report that he was missing. Thanks god he is found.

    • Thinker
      April 15, 2019

      The reported it the very next day.. he went to the hospital on the 6th, the family reported him missing on the 7th… It took eight days to find him.. please read before jumping to conclusions.

  6. Typical Dominica
    April 15, 2019

    Eight days later we find out the missing person was a patient at the hospital for over eight days. Dominica can not be a real place. Is there no procedure at the hospitals to let loved ones know that someone has been admitted? Do the police have anyways of finding out if a missing person has been admitted to the hospital or whatever? This is a failure on every level and I hope the appropriate authorities take notice before it happens to them

    • Amino
      April 15, 2019

      It could be something to do with Patient Privacy Law, if you are deemed a responsible adult you have the right to keep your medical issues private. The gentleman may have chosen to do that, it’s a possibility. Just a thought.

  7. Ibo France
    April 15, 2019

    Happy to learn that the gentleman has been located with his life intact. We need to do a lot more to assist people with mental and physical challenges. The government should put mechanisms and systems in place to make these people’s lives more fulfilling. Only a caring government will endeavor to help those who have nothing to give them in return. These people cannot vote so their lives are expendable. Remember, the current monocracy sees people only as votes.

    • Man bites dogs
      April 15, 2019

      The government should put mechanisms and systems in place to make people lives more fulfilling “lbo France, try telling that to the British government, European governments, and the North Americans if it was easy as that we would of have Linton in a mad house.

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