According to reports, an Eldorado Park family are seeking answers after it emerged that the Helen Joseph Hospital only informed them of their 15-year-old daughter’s death 45 days later.
The young girl, Rene Andrews, was reportedly diagnosed as having water in her lungs and was then admitted to the Helen Joseph Hospital on 9 August.
In a statement released by the Caitlin Douman Foundation on behalf of the family, their spokesperson says, “on the evening of October 9, the family arrived at the hospital to drop off a care package for Rene but we were told that there was nobody of her name in the hospital. The following day the parents and a family friend returned to the hospital near Auckland Park and were informed after a long wait that their daughter had died on August 27. The cause of death was pneumonia.”