QEH Lauded For Gold Award

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Health Minister John Boyce has lauded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) on its award of international accreditation at the gold level by Accreditation Canada. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the achievement last Friday, Mr. Boyce stated: “Accreditation is one of the most powerful symbols of a health care organisation’s commitment to provide high quality, safe health care using the …

Health Minister Reports Progress At Branford Taitt

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Health Minister John Boyce has reported “significant progress” in his Ministry’s efforts to respond to challenges posed by unruly behaviour by some members of the public at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St. Michael. Speaking at the opening of a Health Expo, hosted by the Lions Clubs of Barbados to mark World Health Day last Saturday, Mr. Boyce said …

Question & Answer – Press Conference

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General Manager of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Keithroy Halliday; Senator Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; John Boyce, Minister of Health; Dr. Anton Best, Acting Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Kerry Hall, CEO of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), answer questions posed by the Barbadian press core in response to the U.S. Embassy’s water advisory. …

Barbados’ Potable Water Safe

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The potable water supply in Barbados is safe and meets the standards of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) drinking water guidelines. This assurance came today from Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean and Minister of Health, John Boyce, at a joint press conference held in the wake of a health alert from the United States Embassy in Barbados. The …

Statement On U.S. Embassy’s Water Advisory

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Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean and Minister of Health, John Boyce – Barbados’ response to the United States Embassy’s Water Advisory Barbados’ potable water is safe and meets the standards of the World Health Organisation (WHO) drinking water guidelines. Today, along with the Minister of Health, the General Manager of the Barbados Water …

New Public Health Lab Officially Opened

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Barbados’ three public health laboratories are now housed in a multi-million dollar facility built to international standards and equipped to provide a range of services to residents of Barbados and the region. The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory at Enmore, Collymore Rock, St. Michael, which was officially opened by Health Minister John Boyce last Friday, is named in honour of …

David Thompson Complex Going Strong

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The David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex is performing exceedingly well. Health Minister John Boyce made this declaration while giving the feature address at a ceremony held at the St. John polyclinic. While addressing all gathered to celebrate the complex’s second anniversary, the Minister stated that after the closure of the St. John Outpatient Clinic, the Social Services Complex …

Gov’t Committed To Health Care System

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Despite “skyrocketing health care costs” over the last 20 years, Government will continue to invest heavily in primary health care. This assurance came from Health Minister John Boyce last Friday, as he addressed an Open Day ceremony at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic at Warrens, St. Michael. Mr. Boyce told his audience that Barbados currently expended in excess of five per …

Vector Borne Diseases On The Decline

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Barbados has recorded significant declines in vector borne illnesses such as Zika and Chikungunya this year. According to Health Minister John Boyce, 39 suspected cases of Zika were reported to the Ministry of Health so far this year, three of which have been confirmed. He said this represented “a significant decline” from 2016. Speaking on Monday at the Zika TechCamp …