A risk assessment is to be carried out, after a patient at Mayo University Hospital exited through a window to a flat roof, and fell about 30 foot, sustaining serious injuries.

The incident happened a month ago, and the man involved was subsequently treated in the hospital's Intensive Care Department.

Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Michael Kilcoyne raised the matter at yesterday's meeting of the HSE Regional Forum in Galway, where he asked management what investigation has taken place into the incident, and whether this risk had been brought to the attention of hospital management prior to this incident in late October.

Councillor Kilcoyne says it's imperative that such risks are identified and eliminated, as a matter of urgency....

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