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Grandfather takes special needs teenager away from hospital

Published: 8:12 AM, 02/25/2014 Last updated: 8:12 AM, 02/25/2014

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A charge nurse at Newport Medical Center said a man who allegedly disagreed with the hospital’s diagnosis of his 14-year-old special needs grandson, took the juvenile from the hospital without being discharged on Friday night, the Newport Police Department reported.

Charge nurse David House allegedly told officers the juvenile was in the process of being transferred to another hospital for his special needs around 11 p.m. Friday, when his grandparent, Warren Howe, 62, said he did not agree with the medical staff’s diagnosis for the youth, and left the hospital without the juvenile being discharged.

Police allegedly tried calling a phone number for the grandfather they had on file, but the number was disconnected, Elliott stated in his report.

Police also requested a deputy sheriff go to the man’s and juvenile’s Hartford residences, but the deputy sheriff reportedly said he could not locate the addresses that had been provided to NMC, according to Elliott’s report.


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