Patient hangs herself in Scottish Livingstone Hospital
Molopolole Police are investigating a suspected suicide after a female patient was found hanging in the toilets at Scottish Livingstone Hospital on Valentine’s Day.
The 28-year-old was discovered by nurses and was reportedly hanging from the window burglar bars, a piece of cloth tied around her neck.
A resident of Monwane village, deep in the Kweneng District some 40km out of Molepolole, the deceased was admitted to hospital earlier this month.
Confirming the sad news, Molepolole Station Commander, Benedict Matlho, revealed the cops received the report on Tuesday afternoon.
“The nurses got suspicious after they realized that the patient was missing from her bed. They just thought she might have gone somewhere and were hopeful she would quickly come back. When they realized it was taking some time they started looking for her only to find her hanging inside the toilet,” explained Superintendent Matlho.
Although she was immediately attended to by a doctor it was already too late and she was confirmed dead. Her family have been notified and her body remains at the hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
Less than seven weeks into the new year and this is already the fourth suicide recorded by Molepolole police in 2023.
Two male Borakalalo ward residents, aged 20 and 50, took their own lives on 10 and 25th January respectively, while a 16-year-old Form Three schoolboy from Ratotoboro killed himself on 24th January.