He says when she arrived, she was told her mother had died of a heart attack two earlier, “We were totally shocked that the hospital will not let the family know. We only heard on Saturday morning.”
“It was only after that, did the video turn up and we don’t even know who took the video. So I was shocked when I saw it, I immediately recognised her,” he adds.
Pretorius says the video has left them all traumatised. “We haven’t informed my mother, her oldest sister because she is in frail care in Port Elizabeth.”
Yesterday, The Health MEC said at the time of the incident, the hospital was severely understaffed and several of the doctors and nurses were in isolation.
She says a probe has been launched after a team from head office was sent there to establish the facts.
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