A former patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is soon to take legal action against the facility, citing wilful neglect.The husband of Onissa Bowling, 25, of Campbellville, Georgetown, contacted Guyana Times to voice his frustration over the injustice that was meted out to his wife.Onissa BowlingAccording to the man, in December of 2015, his wife was rushed to the Hospital in a very sick state, she was then tested by doctors there, treated for malaria which she never had, and sent home.However, the woman’s health deteriorated and she was again rushed to the Hospital for further diagnosis.When she arrived there, this time with abdominal pains, she was given an ultrasound where it was discovered that she suffered from gallstones.A few days later, she was taken into surgery during which the gallstones were supposed to be removed.The man further explained that when Bowling was sent into the recovery area, her condition continued to deteriorate.An ultrasound was again done and doctors discovered that they missed a few of the gallstones and Bowling was again taken into surgery.At this point, according to her husband, her condition was one that gave cause for great concern.He said, “When we think that finally we can rest and that the worst was over, tragedy struck again.”The man told Guyana Times that Bowling’s health continued to deteriorate and the woman was continually crying out for abdominal pain.When an inspection was done, the family was shocked to discover that doctors allegedly left gauze in the woman’s belly after her last surgery and this was causing her insides to become septic.The angry relatives of Bowling, after becoming frustrated over what they described as “lackadaisical” behaviour of the Hospital’s doctors, transferred the woman to the St Joseph Mercy Hospital where she successfully underwent surgery to remove the gauze.According to the husband, on numerous occasions while Bowling was at Georgetown Public Hospital, he, along with other family members, sought audiences with the administrators of the Hospital for an explanation, but the attempts were unsuccessful.Bowling was said to be in the hospital for almost a year for a minor issue which could have been rectified but was not.As such, the woman’s family has taken action, disclosing that in the coming week, a notice will be served to the Hospital for compensation.Family members are also hoping that by doing this, they would expose the doctors of the facility and alert others as to what is currently transpiring at the GPHC.When Guyana Times contacted GPHC’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mitzy Campbell on Sunday evening, she explained that the matter would be investigated and assured this publication that details would be provided upon completion of the investigation.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers held their annual awards ceremony on Saturday evening.The Flyers had a phenomenal 2015-2016 hockey season, winning the Coy Cup for the second year in a row. The victory helped soften the blow after the team was disqualified from the North Peace Hockey League playoffs after a mix-up with their roster.A total of eight awards were handed out on Saturday. Jeff Shipton was named the team’s Playoff MVP, while Rick Cleaver was deemed the team’s Most Valuable Player during the regular season. Cleaver was also the team’s Top Scorer during last season’s campaign. At the other end of the rink, Brady Busche got the nod as the Flyers’ Top Defensive Player.- Advertisement -Former Fort St. John Huskies goaltender Travis McLean picked up the Rookie of the Year trophy. As far as gentlemen go, Joey Massingham was awarded the team’s Most Gentlemanly Player trophy. The team’s Most Dedicated and Most Popular player awards were handed out to Andrew Payou and Troy Hunt respectively. Flyers Most Dedicated Player Andrew Payou. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Best Defensive Player Brady Busche. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Playoff MVP Jeff Shipton. Photo by Chris Newton. Flyers Rookie Of The Year Travis MacLean. Photo by Chris Newton. The Fort St. John Senior Flyers team trophies. Photo by Chris Newton.