It seems that Mount Carmel Hospital can’t catch a break. A patient has escaped the mental health hospital this afternoon after he was involved in a fight.
Lovin Malta reported that the patient was housed at Ward 8B, which is designated for male drug addicts. Last year this ward was flagged by patients and staff for the horrendous state of affairs it currently finds itself in.
It is unknown what spurred the fight, but patients at the ward were behaving aggressively and knocked down a door.
The patient is the second to escape from Mount Carmel in recent weeks, after a suicidal patient escaped the institution through a bathroom window. The young man was later found dead at a Bugibba hotel, in what is believed to be a suicide.