In response to the Government of Barbados’ escalation to Stage One of the COVID-19 National Response Plan, the public is asked to note that effective Wednesday, March 18, all elective surgical procedures will be postponed.
Only urgent and emergent procedures will be conducted. This decision is a temporary measure to ensure the availability of critical care beds, should the need arise. Additionally, effective Wednesday, March 18, all out-patient clinics were reduced.
Patients considered to be urgent and emergent are being contacted by the Medical Records Department and given specific appointment dates and times to reduce the number of patients presenting to the out-patients’ clinics.