A Hamilton Parish woman who was startled out of her sleep this morning by pieces of ceiling falling onto her hospital bed, said while she was surprised the incident occurred, she did not harbour any ill feelings towards King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
Danielle W. Daniels said at around 6.30 this morning, she was awakened by moisten ceiling tiles atop her on the maternity ward in the hospital’s old wing.
Mrs. Daniels said in retrospect she should have been wary about the potential caving in because she did notice what some would consider a tell tall sign: “I noticed a five inch circle on the ceiling tile above my bed but you know how those details fade into the background.”
Mrs. Daniels told Today In Bermuda that the nursing staff on the ward were mortified: “They were more upset than me. They were really great and moved me into another room.”
The mother of two said while taken aback by what happened, it could happen to anyone: “This is one of those thing that could happen anywhere, I was just unlucky this morning.”
And through the minor incident, she maintained her humour: “And I got a head start to my day!”
But she added: “Spot checks by facilities personnel, especially while maintenance is being carried out might have caught it though but all is well, they got maintenance to deal with it right away.”