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Elderly woman collapses at airport

- sustains head injury
The woman reportedly sustained injury to the back of her head.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A 71-year-old woman who was an outgoing passenger fainted in front of the LIAT check in counter at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport around 11:45 a.m. this morning January 3, 2012 and was taken to Peebles Hospital.

This news agency was informed that the woman, who is currently in a stable condition, sustained injuries to the back of her head. She was immediately attended to by Fire Officers from the BVI Airports Authority.

Meanwhile, the ambulance reportedly arrived an hour after it was called.

Virgin Islands News Online understands the woman was travelling with her son to the island of St. Kitts.

18 Responses to “Elderly woman collapses at airport”

  • billy b (03/01/2012, 13:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ok NDP, perfect example of our growing need to take care of our medicare system. That's not good enough!!! Hope the woman is still ok
  • objection (03/01/2012, 13:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I really do object to news sites and private people taking photo's of people in distress. It was quite likely already traumatic enough for this lady without the need for her privacy to be violated. What a world we live in now. Sad and disrespectful.
    • billy b (03/01/2012, 17:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      news is news, all is game. when VINO dont show ayo pictures or reveal names ayou still complain. Yuh really cant please we boy
  • jack (03/01/2012, 14:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh no hope she is well...
  • Mr. Blak (03/01/2012, 14:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • school children (03/01/2012, 15:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    apparently she didnt want to leave tola
    • Overseas reader (03/01/2012, 17:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      but that is normally the case none of them wants to leave the
      • ken (03/01/2012, 19:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        strupes what the hell leaving tola have to do with fainting grow the hell up
        • Liat 521 (03/01/2012, 23:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          people are tying to leave if you please as the NDP running we out!
  • winham (03/01/2012, 17:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is sad hope she gets better and return whenever she leaves!
  • Wow (03/01/2012, 18:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I find it very interesting that this news site published this article without knowing the whole truth. No one thought to ask if it was the truth that the ambulance was late, and if so I don't hear anyone volunteering to go and train to be a qualified person to work with the HSA to combat these supposed problems. FIND THE SOLUTION. Stop complaining about the problem.
    • billy b (03/01/2012, 21:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You want a solution???? 3/4 of all the expats down there need to go back home, and the government need to offer up a greater incentive for local doctors and nurses to return home (Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and other places in the United States full of them, who really want to return, but are not financially attracted). Every time you go down there is a different African or Indian whom you could barely understand their accent. There is a solution for you.
  • hope Hill (03/01/2012, 23:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope she is not any of my family...
  • No one listens, stick break in ears! (04/01/2012, 10:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am a hardworking expat, that people in the "john public" always calling for or literally hunt me down when they need my services, I said to the powers that be approx. 8 yrs ago, the population is growing and the demand for services are also increasing, all that waste land that just sitting up east end, and down west end opposite the police station, build a 24 hr hospital, not "clinic" with all the essential services that are available at Peebles Hospital put them there, including an ambulance service. One in the East and one in the West for people who require urgent "emergency" care, a shorter driving time to the Hospital is a simple factor in a life and death situation. But I have come to realize that it is the same "Powers that BE" mess up the health care system here, the pay packages are not attractive to none of the locally trained people, and they do not care to return to deal with the local politics just to get a job, that the Gov. sent them away to get formal training and education in, they have to come back home and fight to get there job back which I consider to be bull sh.... There are no incentives, or pay packages that attract local of foreign professionals, we the expats who are here are just waiting for the time we put into put into our investments while we are here to come to maturity then go back in our yard! Leaving the same health care problem we meet.
    • billy b (04/01/2012, 12:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who you for??? *how you know the land is wasted and they don't belong to somebody? *24 hr hospital? who gonna pay for it, you? Tortola aint growing (the population is) Peebles Hospital is huge, wa we need wid more hospital on this small island? A proper ambulance service, yes!!! Adequate enough to keep you alive til you make it to the hospital, maybe even a medicopter. *Our government need to wake up and see that expats are only using us for pension (you said it yourself) Dr. Smith, I hope you listening, this is why we can't keep the $$$$$ in our country
  • hMM (04/01/2012, 12:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • True talk (05/01/2012, 19:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ "No one listens"' Despite your views and opinions, no one has any foresight in this place, at the end of the day you are an expat who may have an opinion or solution to the situation at hand, but the level of ignorance in this place is why, the health care system will remain as is.

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