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September 20, 2019

Ireland’s Ambassador, still in Intensive Care

Ireland’s Ambassador to  Bucharest is still hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit of the Floreasca Emergency Hospital after suffering a traumatic brain injury, medical sources told Agerpres on Tuesday.

Ambassador Gerard Corr was rushed on Monday to Floreasca Emergency Hospital with head injury after he fell down and hit his head nearby a restaurant in Bucharest District 1. Officials of the Bucharest Inspectorate for Emergency Situations pointed out that Ambassador Gerard Corr was taken by ambulance after feeling unwell in the street, in the Buzesti neighbourhood.

According to witnesses, the Ambassador was accompanied by two other men, and suddenly reported being sick, at about 30 metres from the restaurant. The two other men accompanying him held him, to prevent him from falling and asked him whether he was feeling good. Shortly, the Ambassador claimed he was fine. Nonetheless, a few moments later, the Ambassador fell down and hit his head against the asphalt, while walking on the path for cyclists, on the street. The witnesses declared that an ambulance was passing by at that very moment, but it was carrying a patient suspected of a heart attack. The medical team ordered another car, and a doctor, to go to the scene, and they arrived in no more than a few minutes.

A minute before the arrival of the Bucharest Ilfov Ambulance Service team, the patient was visited by a first-aid team from Emergency Mobile Resuscitation and Extrication Service (SMURD). The ambulance team offered the Ambassador an initial treatment and then carried him to the hospital. The Floreasca Hospital doctors established that Gerard Corr has suffered severe head injury and the Ambassador immediately underwent medical exams, the medical sources added.



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