Video Shows Woman Wearing Only Hospital Gown as She's Left Outside ER

A viral video that has many outraged was shot right here in Baltimore

A viral video that has many outraged was shot right here in Baltimore

"They just left all of her stuff out here".

On the 10th of January, employees of the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore were caught on camera by a passer-by, as they wheeled a patient to a nearby bus stop, and left her there, wearing nothing but a hospital gown and socks. The temperature that night was 37 degrees and Baraka was alarmed.

"Something was clearly going on", said Adrienne Breidenstine of Behavioral Health System Baltimore, which oversees substance use and mental health treatment in the city. Her personal belongings were in plastic bags on the street.

"We believe firmly that we provided appropriate medical care to a patient who came to us in need, but where we absolutely failed, and where we own that failure, is in the demonstration of basic humanity and compassion as a patient was being discharged from our organisation after having received that care", he said.

The patients usually have financial problems or are uninsured, but in the case of the Baltimore woman, Mr Baraka found the details were unclear.

Baraka, who said he has a psychotherapy practice in a building across the street from the hospital, said he rushed back to his office and grabbed his cellphone to return and record events, growing increasingly angry.

It confirmed that the woman was discharged Tuesday night from the emergency department of its Midtown campus.

Suntha said the way she was discharged had nothing to do with an inability to pay or her insurance status. She would not speak to the man filming her, only moaning occasionally. Hospitals must transfer patients they can't stabilize.

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The issue of people being put out of hospitals is a nationwide issue called "hospital dumping".

One of the guards eventually responds: "Due to the circumstances of what happened".

Officials said they were in "shock and disappointment" by the video.

Baraka then asks why they don't call police.

"'UMMC will be known for providing high value and compassionate care, improving health in Maryland and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine worldwide, '" he wrote, quoting the medical center's vision.

9, 2018, still image taken from video provided by Imamu Baraka shows a woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a cold winter's night.

Earlier, the center said in a prepared statement that the incident was "not representative of our patient-centered mission". "You try to get them to the best place possible, and that's not the bench in front of the hospital". He said the hospital has a responsibility to address the "social needs" of patients, working with outside agencies.

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