Another death at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

March 4, 2008 6:29:02 AM PST
Some New Jersey lawmakers are angry they weren't told about the death of a patient at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

Felicia DeBraux died on Wednesday. The next day, three top Human Services department officials never mentioned her death while testifying during a five-hour Assembly committee hearing on patient conditions.

The 45-year-old Atlantic City's death became known after workers at the Camden County hospital told the Asbury Park Press.

Committee chairwoman Sheila Oliver says she is furious and outraged.

A Human Services spokeswoman says reporting the death at the hearing would have violated privacy considerations.

The cause of the death has not been determined.

Information from: Asbury Park Press,