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UPDATE – Security to be reviewed at QEH following incident.

The island’s lone general hospital has been forced to review its security following an incident today in which someone claiming to have lost a loved one, entered the compound threatening to kill everybody there.

Chief Executive Officer of the QEH, Dr Dexter James

While saying he did not give any instructions to close the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Chief Executive Officer, Dr Dexter James told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that the police were called in to investigate the matter.

“I understand there was somebody who claimed they have lost some loved one and came to the hospital and claimed that they come to kill everybody.  The matter was reported to the police. We reviewed our security system…CCTV and what relevant information have been passed onto the police. That’s as much as I know at this point in time,” the CEO added.

6 Responses to UPDATE – Security to be reviewed at QEH following incident.

  1. Cisco Wolf
    Cisco Wolf April 28, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Wha security? I always thought something was really odd that you could go and park and walk straight in and up to a ward.

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 28, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Not only securtiy, the government need reviewing.

  3. Haroon Chothia
    Haroon Chothia April 28, 2015 at 10:32 pm


  4. Dave Chandler April 29, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Did the suspect have a legitimate cause for his actions or not?

  5. Vernon April 29, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Well, it will be very very difficult for a few security officers to manage the thousands of people who frequent the QEH every day in droves to visit patients. But to me this particular incident goes beyond a security issue. We are overlooking the reason behind the man’s actions. For sure I definitely do not condone this guy’s actions…but I sympathize with him. Too many times people go to the hospital for simple problems & end up dead. I know of people who die in the casualty waiting for medical attention. I think that the QEH (& its out-patient clinics) need to be more efficient with medical care. Then we have the govt not having the funds to buy medication which can be a serious threat to patients’ lives. We have to remember that a patient is not just a name on a job sheet. We are someone’s mother, father, son, daughter, etc. And not everyone can deal with the loss of a loved one especially when their medical problem should not lead to death.

  6. Brigitte Adams
    Brigitte Adams April 29, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Not before time.


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