Calhoun-Liberty Hospital Unaware Server Storing Security Footage Crashed

Barbara Dawson
Posted at 12:27 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2016-05-27 07:49:11-04

BLOUNTSTOWN, FL (WTXL) - Hospital officials say they were unaware that the server they use to store hospital security footage was not working at the time of a Blountstown woman's death.

According to a Calhoun-Liberty Hospital spokesperson, a server that stores the security footage crashed in late November but it was not discovered that the videos weren't being stored until staff went to review footage of the death of Barbara Dawson.

Dawson died from a blood clot after being removed from the hospital by police. Staff told police she had been discharged but was refusing to leave and was reportedly being abusive to staff and other patients.

Dawson's family says she was pleading for medical care and her oxygen tank but neither were provided.

Following her death, hospital officials say staff went to secure video footage but discovered the server had not stored video since the crash.

After the discovery, the hospital says they have since fixed the server and started installing new cameras throughout the facilities.

As of Monday, 10 new cameras have been installed and the remainder are expected to be replaced in the following weeks.