Family raises questions over how it happened
A FAMILY is demanding answers after a patient fell from a bed, cracked his head on the floor and died following an accident at Townsville Hospital. Queensland Health last night refused to comment on the case, but t he f amily of f ormer Townsville City councillor Noel Wilson were questioning the circumstances surrounding his death. The well-known Labor stalwart, was admitted for a routine operation. Mr Wilson’s daughter Narelle Rogers said the family was notified after his fall on Wednesday, with doctors rushing him straight in to surgery.
‘‘ They said he fell out of bed, fractured his skull and had a massive brain bleed,’’ she said. ‘‘ The hand rails weren’t pulled up on the bed and he couldn’t walk at all.’’
Ms Rogers said the family was devastated. ‘‘ He was admitted to get treatment for his angina problems,’’ she said.
‘‘ It’s happened . . . we just hope it never happens to someone else’s family.’’
Former councillor Noel Wilson died after falling from his hospital bed on Wednesday