A man is fighting for his life after falling from a height in the foyer of Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow. The incident happened around 12.55pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2023, and sparked a major emergency response.
Police and ambulance rushed to the scene
Police and ambulance services were called to the hospital after receiving a report of a concern for a person. They found a 44-year-old man who had suffered serious injuries from the fall. He was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where he remains in a critical condition.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12.55pm on Tuesday, October 25, we received a report of a concern for person in the Balornock Road area of Glasgow. A 44-year-old man has been taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where his condition is described as critical.”
Witnesses describe the shocking incident
One witness, who did not want to be named, told the Glasgow Times that they saw the man fall from the upper floor of the hospital’s main entrance. They said: “It was horrific. I heard a loud thud and then saw him lying on the ground. He was bleeding and unconscious. There were nurses and doctors running to help him. They tried to resuscitate him and put him on a stretcher. The police arrived shortly after and cordoned off the area.”
Another witness, who works at the hospital, said: “It was a very distressing scene. I don’t know what happened or why he fell. It looked like he jumped or fell from the balcony. It was very high up. I hope he survives and recovers.”
Investigation underway to establish the circumstances
The hospital, which provides a range of services including mental health, elderly care and rehabilitation, was not evacuated or closed following the incident. However, some areas were restricted to allow the police to conduct their investigation.
A spokesperson for the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “We are working with Police Scotland to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident at Stobhill Hospital. While our principal concern is for the person involved in the incident, we have put in place appropriate support for others who may have been affected, including our staff.”
The police have not confirmed whether the incident was accidental, suicidal or criminal. They are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to contact them on 101, quoting incident number 1449 of October 25.