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Death still has family in a bind


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The family of Imelda Lyder remains dissatisfied with the events surrounding her death at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility.

The 61-year-old shopkeeper/vendor, of Curwen’s Avenue, Bayville, St Michael, contracted COVID-19 and was admitted to the St Lucy facility on November 16. She was briefly transferred to the Lester Vaughan School before returning to Harrison Point. Lyder then developed pneumonia and pulmonary thrombosis, passing away on Monday, but the family maintains she was not treated properly while at the facility and no one there had managed to alleviate their concerns.

Daughter Elcita Reynolds told the Saturday Sun yesterday a doctor had contacted them late Thursday night and told them Lyder died due to heart failure, but they could not understand how this could be.

“She was carrying me all round the world and all I was asking her was how my mum died. Eventually she told us she died from heart failure . . . . She was not getting enough oxygen into her bloodstream and that was what caused it. She said it seemed like my mother went to sleep and never woke up, as if she wasn’t sure. (CA)

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