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 …

Extended Visiting Hours At QEH

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Barbadians will be able to visit their relatives in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital while they convalesce for a longer period, as that health care institution moves to extend visiting hours starting from this Wednesday, November 1. The new visiting hours across the general wards will now be 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. daily. However, the visiting …

QEH Financing Symposium August 24

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Members of the public are invited to attend the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s (QEH) 4th Annual Healthcare Financing Symposium, which takes place on Thursday, August 24, at the Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre, UWI, Cave Hill Campus. The symposium, which has as its theme: Universal Health Coverage: A Privilege or a Right, will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Panelists will include …

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 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 …