Minister of National Security, Stuart Young.

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young has is­sued a state­ment say­ing that he is fine, fol­low­ing a fall at the open­ing of the Pe­nal Fire Sta­tion Tues­day morn­ing.

Min­is­ter Young is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment around 3pm Tues­day:

“I would like to thank all well wish­ers and per­sons en­quir­ing as to my well be­ing. I am fine.

This morn­ing, af­ter giv­ing my re­marks at the open­ing of the new Pe­nal Fire Sta­tion, as I was com­ing off of the stage and stood on the one step to come off, it slid, as it was not an­chored or se­cured, and I fell.

The fall was quite a hard one and I dis­lo­cat­ed my shoul­der.

I was rushed by the Fire Ser­vices’ Am­bu­lance to the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal (SFGH) where I was di­ag­nosed, treat­ed and dis­charged for a dis­lo­cat­ed shoul­der.

I would like to thank all of the peo­ple that helped me and treat­ed me dur­ing this ex­pe­ri­ence. I thank the Fire Ser­vices’ per­son­nel who car­ried me in the am­bu­lance for their com­fort and pro­fes­sion­al­ism, all of the nurs­es, doc­tors and oth­er staff at the SFGH who di­ag­nosed and treat­ed me, I felt proud at the lev­el of treat­ment and ex­per­tise of all of the per­sons at SFGH and I thank the many oth­ers who en­sured I was ok (you know who you are).

For­tu­nate­ly, I did not break or frac­ture any bones or hit my head. God is good.

Thank you.”