Government Committed To Health Sector Reform

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Government is committed to health sector reform even though the path has not been an easy road to travel. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, expressed this commitment on Monday night, as he delivered remarks at the 43rd Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture, at the Frank Collymore Hall, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown. Lt. Col. Bostic said …

Temporary Relocation Of Chemo Preparation

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Statement on the temporary relocation of Chemotherapy Preparation from QEH to the Best Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.  The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) wishes to advise the public that it has encountered a technical challenge with its biosafety cabinet, which is the facility used to manufacture chemotherapy treatments. This issue was drawn to the attention of the QEH’s management team …

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 …