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Improvements coming to QEH


CEO of the QEH Dr Dexter James

“Something good is happening at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”

This assurance was given by the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dexter James, this morning during a church service marking the 51st anniversary of the island’s leading health institution.

Telling the congregation at the Mount Olive United Holy Church of America in Carrington Village about a sense of encouragement “by the many public sentiments on the noticeable changes and the sincere words of encouragement and advice on ways in which we could impact the patient-care experience”, the CEO listed a number of improvements taking place at the QEH.

“We have introduced new medical technology such as laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) surgery in obstetrics and gynaecology so that patients can be seen as day cases rather than admitted to hospital beds. This will reduce lengths of stays and ultimately costs,” James revealed.

“We are utilizing the benefits of information communications technology to provide opportunities for real-time interpretation and reporting of CTs (CAT Scans) and other diagnostic images by Radiologists. Tele-radiology is real for the QEH; it will facilitate connectivity to service providers overseas for expanding capacity for the real time interpretation and reporting on all types of diagnostic images.”

James added, “As we reflect on the past year, we have made tremendous strides at improving and maintaining stability in our operations”.

“It is through these and other efforts that we have refreshed our brand, so as to change the public’s perception about the QEH to a level where the institution would become the acceptance as the pride and joy of every Barbadian.”

4 Responses to Improvements coming to QEH

  1. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews November 8, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Heard that BEFORE

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 8, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Stocking up on Medical Supplies? Refurbishment of the building? Or just talking for talking sake.

  3. Chris Wright November 8, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    For the life of me, why does it have to take a church service to inform the general public of the improvements at the QEH? Were the staff of the QEH having a service or is this a political statement, if so then it should have been done through the media, both print and video. Better yet from the Minister of health.

  4. Sue Donym November 9, 2015 at 7:10 am

    “…we have made tremendous strides at improving and maintaining stability in our operations”. If it’s not too much trouble stride over to Appointments/Pharmacy/Outpatients Dept/Accident & Emergency (your pick) See: the length of the queues; Hear: the many complaints of your clients and then Speak: to the public again about the improvements.

    Tell us why in 2015 your clinics still schedule over 100 patients for the same time; why every session notes cannot be found. Refresh our memories as to why relatives accompanying patients to A&E sometimes have to purchase supplies/medication and return in order for patients to receive appropriate treatment. Trust us, for most people there is no joy after a QEH experience.


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