Maggots found on patient's neck at Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix

Maggots found on patient's neck at Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix



for months the large sign outside Hacienda Healthcare has been broadcast around the country as a rape scandal rocked the skilled nursing facility this week a spokesman says the sign was taken down for security reasons all as a new investigation emerges on Wednesday Hacienda staff alerted state regulators that a patient had maggots on his neck around the surgical incision for a tracheostomy tube the bugs were also in his bandages maggots are the larvae of flies the man was taken to a hospital to get checked out and returned to Hacienda the same day but on Thursday haciendas staff found more bugs on the patient he was sent to the hospital again and hasn't returned Hacienda spokesman David Lebovitz says the facility called in exterminators twice and hired a contractor to install fans to keep insects out he also says Hacienda staff members examined every patient with a surgical incision and have found no other issues adding multiple agencies and multiple medical providers have surveyed the facility and there have been no additional findings against Hacienda the news comes one day after Phoenix Police released hundreds of pages of new documents into its investigation of former nurse Nathan Sutherland he's accused of raping and impregnating a haciendas patient that woman gave birth in December without anyone on the staff knowing she was pregnant so according to the Department of Health Services the patient who had the maggots was housed in the intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities at both a DHS and DES say their highest priority is to ensure the health and safety of patients but they declined to comment further on their ongoing investigations Chris the details of this are just beyond disturbing ok Hacienda is saying that they don't know how the bugs got there do they have an idea yeah the working theory they say is that a fly got into the facility flew in somehow and then laid eggs on the patient but that's just a theory at this point that's why they've set up these fans to try to blow insects out but they're not sure all right Derek Stoll Derek thank you

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3 thoughts on “Maggots found on patient's neck at Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix

  1. Why would they send him back? Only one patients has maggots in there wound we are doing FINE. I've done wound care maggots don't happen overnight, and wouldn't happen at all if it had been cleaned a couple of times a day.

  2. Really if people ever want to know about a facility before they put their loved one in one, ask an EMT or paramedic first. They know about those places and wouldn't put their loved ones in 90% of those places.

  3. The same place a mentally disabled woman was repeatedly, brutally raped and impregnated. They need to be shut down.

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