The National Referral Hospital’s (NRH) Executive Management has this morning initiated investigations into media report “NRH Drunk Party”, in which staff at the NRH Emergency department were making loud noises and alleged to have been drinking (alcohol) inside the senior nurse office at Emergency Department.
Dr George Malefoasi, Chief Executive Officer of NRH said that the news is very disturbing and NRH Executive Management is treating the matter very seriously with investigations now underway through the Emergency Department management.
“As part of our investigations we have also requested the Emergency Department to submit an explanatory note in response to the media reports and based on their explanations and findings from overall investigations, we will be undertaking necessary disciplinary actions accordingly, if need be”, explained Dr Malefoasi.
In the meantime, the NRH Executive Management is issuing an apology on behalf of the hospital management, ED department management and staff to patients and caregivers who were at the NRH Emergency Department and have reported the matter to the media.
Should the reports hold truth in them following our investigations, we sincerely apologize to you all and will ensure that the persons responsible for this will be held accountable for their inconsiderate, careless, and unethical actions.
NRH Executive Management also advises the public to immediately call the hospital’s general phone line 44000 to raise complaints should any suspicious, unacceptable, and deviant behavior from staff is encountered, so they can be directed to the relevant individuals within the hospital to provide the necessary assistance.