Outpatient Clinics At QEH Cancelled For Tomorrow

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The public is advised that all Outpatient Clinics at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will be cancelled tomorrow, Thursday, September 27, due to the approach of Tropical Storm Kirk. Every effort will be made to reschedule appointments for patients affected by this cancellation in the soonest possible time. The Board of Management sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused and looks …

Early Closure Of QEH Departments

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The public is advised that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Phlebotomy Department, located at the Enmore Compound, and the National Blood Collection Centre at Jemmotts Lane, will close at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, August 24. The closures are to allow staff to attend the funeral service for Ernest Welch, former clerical officer in the Pathology Department of the QEH’s laboratory. The …

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Upgrade In Motion

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The newly-designated Ministry of Health and Wellness has set as a major goal to provide the best possible service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) for Barbadians, with priority being given to significantly reducing the wait time for medical attention. Steps outlined to achieve this objective include the physical expansion of the Accident and Emergency Department; an increase in beds; …

CMO: Blindness A Complication Of Diabetes

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As the prevalence of diabetes increases in the Barbadian population, so do the complications which affect the eyes. These complications include cataract, diabetic retinopathy and neovascular glaucoma. Making this disclosure today was Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George, as he addressed the opening ceremony of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Regional Conference at the Grantley Adams International …

Ward B8 At QEH Temporarily Relocated

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The public is asked to note that Ward B8 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been temporarily relocated to the High Dependency Unit (HDU), located on the third floor of the hospital. The ward, which provides services for ear, nose and throat (ENT), will be at the temporary location until Sunday, September 30. This relocation is to facilitate capital refurbishment …

High Level Of Care In Hospital’s ENT Department

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Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George, has praised the level of skill and efficiency in the ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He said this was evidenced by the decrease in the number of patients applying to use the Medical Aid Scheme to seek medical treatment overseas and a decline in the length …

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 …

Ministry of Health Issues Notice

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The Ministry of Health today issued an abatement notice instructing Project Recycling Limited at Lower Estate, St. Michael, to cease its operations. The company has also been ordered to clear the site of all materials within four weeks. The order came after an investigation which revealed that the site was being used as a dump as well as numerous complaints …