QEH Improves Operational Efficiencies

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Health Minister John Boyce has countered critics who assert that nothing positive nor progressive was happening at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). According to the Minister, the evidence spoke for itself and he commended the QEH for the successive attempts it has made to improve its operational efficiencies, especially in light of ongoing fiscal challenges. Speaking at the annual review …

QEH Receives HACCP Designation

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has boosted its ability to protect patients from food-borne illnesses with the introduction of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system at that institution. The internationally recognised management system focuses on ensuring food products are safe to eat by reducing the risk of safety hazards in food. It functions through the use of Standard …

QEH Receives Equipment From China

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Health Minister, John Boyce shakes hands with China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke following the donation of medical equipment to the QEH today. Also pictured are (left to right) Head of the Chinese Medical Team, Dr. Luo Shiqiao; CEO of the QEH, Dr. Dexter James and Director of Medical Service, QEH, Anthony Harris. (B.Hinds/BGIS) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is now the …

Closure Of Ophthalmology Out-Patient’s Clinics

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has advised the public that its Out-patient’s clinics in the Department of Ophthalmology will be closed from tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11, until Thursday, April 13. The closure is to facilitate the training of the ophthalmology nurses, and the clinics will resume operations on Tuesday, April 18. The QEH regrets any inconvenience caused. See also: READ …

Discussion On Upgrading QEH Lab

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The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is in discussion with health authorities about the possibility of upgrading the laboratory capacity at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). Dr. Godfrey Xuereb, the PAHO/WHO (World Health Organisation) Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, said such an upgrade would allow it to serve as an external quality assurance laboratory for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) …

QEH Operating Theatres To Be Refurbished

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The main operating theatres at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will be undergoing refurbishment from next Monday, February 20, until Tuesday, February 28, to allow for important upgrades to be carried out. According to the management of the QEH, the theatres will return to full operation on March 1. In a statement today, it assured the public that the necessary …

Drug Service Lecture Tomorrow

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The Barbados Drug Service has collaborated with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to host a public lecture tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25, on the topic: Understanding Diabetes: Saving Lives and Saving Limbs.  It takes place at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, Constitution Road, St. Michael, at 7:00 p.m., and will feature presentations by leaders in the …

Private Sector Collaboration Aids QEH

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A collaboration between the Broadway to Barbados Charitable Trust, the Massy Foundation and the Government of Israel has resulted in new ultrasound equipment for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and training for the personnel who will use it. Twenty-eight doctors from the Accident and Emergency Department and two from the Department of Internal Medicine are participating in a two-week training …

Prince Harry Pays Surprise Visit To QEH

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His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales meeting a baby and his mother during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this morning. Photography: C.Pitt His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Henry of Wales paid a surprise mid-day visit to the Medical Intensive Care (MIC) and the Paediatric Units of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) today. The visit came after changes …

Williams Industries Donates To QEH

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The Ophthalmology Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) today received a $100,000 donation from Williams Industries Inc., which will go towards the purchase of capital equipment for the department. Health Minister John Boyce, thanked chairman and founder of Williams Industries Inc., Ralph “Bizzy” Williams, for his generous response to the third equipment prospectus launched by the QEH on September …