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Escapee from psychiatric hospital charged with kidnapping, assaulting group home worker, authorities say

Coleman pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of his father in 2017. Coleman had initially been charged with second-degree murder. He told authorities the shooting was an accident. He was being held at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Southeast Washington. His next hearing in the manslaughter case is Oct. 23.

An arrest affidavit filed in court says St. Elizabeths staff discovered Coleman missing at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The affidavit says that in his place, workers found “a decoy made of sheets, towels and blue painters tape constructed in a manner to mimic the form of a human body.”

A review of surveillance video showed Coleman leaving his room Saturday night, walking down a corridor and entering a secured room near the exit, the affidavit says. He remained there for several minutes, then left by “manipulating the door,” the affidavit says. The court documents do not elaborate on how

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Kent hospital ordered to ‘make significant improvements’ after staff fail to follow Covid-19 hygiene rules

A hospital in Kent has been ordered to ‘make significant improvements’ after staff failed to follow Covid-19 regulations.



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Inspectors found that some staff at the William Harvey Hospital, run by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, were failing to wash their hands properly after caring for suspected virus patients.

Others seen to wear PPE incorrectly on the Covid-19 ward. Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on August 11, the watchdog ordered “urgent enforcement action” by requiring that the emergency department was risk-assessed for social distancing and coronavirus risks.

The CQC also found that staff did not always use alcohol hand gel on entering and leaving wards, and at least seven members of staff were seen entering and leaving a ward caring for patients with suspected Covid-19 without washing their hands properly.

The emergency department staff also did not always have access

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William Harvey Hospital in Kent is ordered to make ‘significant improvements’ Covid-19 rules fail

William Harvey Hospital in Kent is ordered to make ‘significant improvements’ after nurses were found failing to follow Covid-19 rules

  • Care Quality Commission found nurse on Covid ward wore a mask incorrectly
  • Staff failed to use hand sanitiser going in and out of some hospital wards
  • Social distancing room regulations were also unclear in the medical centre 

A hospital has been ordered to make ‘significant improvements’ after ward and emergency department staff – including a nurse on a Covid ward – were found failing to comply with pandemic rules.

The William Harvey Hospital, run by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, was given a health check by the Care Quality Commission on August 11.

But dismayed inspectors have now ordered ‘urgent enforcement action’ and the emergency department to be risk-assessed for

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Mask ordinance extended through Nov. 8th; Hospital and nursing home restrictions eased

Governor Kay Ivey extended her health order including a statewide mask ordinance through November 8th as part of Alabama’s continued efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We’ve heard from a lot of you and I hear you but I look forward to lifting the mask order as much as you do, if not more and hopefully that can be sooner, not later,” said Ivey acknowledging the frustration among many Alabamians eager to return to a sense of normalcy. 

Ivey’s announcement kept virtually all of Alabama’s Safer At Homer order in place. The new order did ease restrictions on hospitals and nursing homes by allowing patients and residents to  be visited by one caregiver or visitor at a time.

Nursing homes are still subject to a series of federal restrictions issued in September by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The regulations state a facility must go 14 days

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Pilot, Haslam family give $5M for East TN Children’s Hospital Emergency Department renovation

Work will include dedicated behavioral health care section.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Knoxville-based Pilot Company and members of the Haslam family are donating $5 million to renovate the Emergency Department at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Fort Sanders.

Department improvements will include dedicated trauma rooms and an expanded lobby. Also, there’ll be a behavioral health care section, “providing safe spaces for patients receiving treatment or awaiting inpatient placement. Sensory-sensitive rooms also will be available.”

It’ll be called the Pilot Emergency Care Center, recognizing those who have worked and will work as Pilot Company team members and their families.

Children’s Hospital President and CEO Matt Schaefer in a news release thanked the Haslam family for the gift.

“I am proud to be part of an organization that runs to where the need is, and humbled to have the backing of the Pilot Company and Haslam family in this effort. The children of

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