24 Hour Polyclinic Service Coming June 1

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The 24-hour health care service, to be introduced at two of the island’s polyclinics, will be officially launched on June 1. From that date, patients will be able to access medical care on a continuous basis, Monday through Sunday, at the Winston Scott Polyclinic, Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael, and the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex, Glebe Land, St. …

Reduced Staff In QEH Pharmacy Tomorrow

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The public is advised that there will be a reduced staff complement in the pharmacy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), tomorrow, Thursday, February 7, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. This is to facilitate the attendance of pharmacy personnel at a departmental staff meeting. The QEH regrets any inconvenience this may cause, and has asked persons to arrange their business …

NAB Investigating Case Of Homeless Woman

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The National Assistance Board (NAB) is actively investigating the case of the homeless woman, Angela Grant, featured in the Daily Nation on Monday, February 4. Social workers from the agency immediately began investigating the case after it was highlighted in the newspaper and visited Ms. Grant at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)  today. The …

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; …