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NUPW threatens to call out QEH doctors

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is facing possible industrial action from junior doctors.

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) said in a statement tonight it was giving the hospital’s administration until Saturday to fix two grievances – unsatisfactory physical conditions that include an air conditioning system which has been malfunctioning since September last year, and a lack of basic amenities such as proper ventilation for doctors’ living quarters.

The union also warned the QEH’s management that it has until June 30 to address all other outstanding issues, failing which the doctors are prepared to take whatever action was deemed necessary to ensure the “offending” situation was rectified. (EJ)

2 Responses to NUPW threatens to call out QEH doctors

  1. Patrick Blackman June 11, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    When is the union going to recognize that there is a serious effort to destroy the QEH and bring in a complete system of private health care to this country. Stop fighting the QEH and look at the forest not the trees.

  2. Ormond Mayers June 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

    If the Doctors at the QEH were just as eager to render quality care and attention to the public, as they are always willing to strike, the QEH would be better, and deaths would be reduced. These Doctors are receiving tax payers money and the best thing they can do is strike or threaten strike action. It is time to put measures in place to jail these Doctors for poor service to the public.

    Doctors also has to understand, that sickness is nothing to take likely. I am sure, that there is a better way of resolving issues at the QEH, than compromising the well being of those sick persons.

    Take an example from the Transport Board. The employees had a work stoppage, however, they ensure the students taking examinations and those urgently depending on the service of the Board were not disadvantaged.

    Put God first and not the devil


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