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Bahamas: “They want you to stay home and die.” Family of stroke victim claim he was turned away from PMH

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The family of a 58-year-old man who was allegedly turned away from Princess Margaret Hospital while suffering from a stroke, are expressing anger and disappointment in the healthcare system.

Dion Barr, a father of five, died two days after he was allegedly denied access to the hospital and told to seek care at a clinic.

His brother, Keith Barr, believes the 58-year-old may have still been alive today if he was seen immediately by doctors during their first attempt to seek emergency care.

Barr said he was advised of his brother’s condition during midday Tuesday and rushed to his side to find that he could not move or talk.

He told Eyewitness News Dion was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle after emergency operators said there were no ambulances available.

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