Eight Mater Dei corridor deaths in 16 months

2,500 patients were treated in Mater Dei's corridors throughout 2014, compared wth 8,118 in 2012. 

Eight patients have died in the corridors of Mater Dei Hospital between January 2014 and April 2015, Health Minister Konrad Mizzi confirmed.

Speaking in response to a series of parliamentary question by shadow health minister Claudette Buttigieg, Mizzi added that eight patents died in Mater Dei’s corridors throughout 2012, when the Nationalist government was in power.

Mizzi also revealed that 2,500 patients were treated in Mater Dei’s corridors throughout 2014, a sharp contrast to the 8,118 such patients in 2012.  

In response to a third question by Buttigieg, Mizzi said that the corridor that links the Emergency Department to the Medical Imaging section has a capacity of 35 beds. These beds had an average occupancy rate of 43% between January 2014 and April 2015.

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