Coroner Investigating Patient Death At SJRH

Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018 11:45 AM

The death of a patient at the Saint John Regional Hospital last weekend is being investigated by Coroner Services.

Very little information has been publicly released by officials about the circumstances surrounding the death of the patient more than a week ago.

A statement from the Horizon Health Network's executive director of the Saint John area Brenda Kinney says the death was due to a "tragic incident" on the evening of January 27 and goes on to say because of privacy they won't be commenting any further.

Coroner Services is described as an independent and publicly accountable investigation of death agency which is mandated to review all suspicious or questionable deaths in the province.

CHSJ News is told they were notified of this death and started an investigation and that they cannot comment on active investigations.

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