YORK, Pa. – A patient was found unresponsive in a Pennsylvania emergency department and later pronounced dead after footage shows staff repeatedly passed by the patient, who was in the hospital for hours.
WellSpan York Hospital emergency staff were seen on video walking past a patient in a wheelchair approximately 12 times on Aug. 16.
No one approached the patient for more than 70 minutes. Roughly 3 ½ hours after arriving at the hospital by ambulance, the patient was dead, according a patient care inspection report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
“This was a rare event that occurred in our…