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QEH suspends elective surgeries

With Barbados still under the influence of a tropical disturbance, the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) says it is currently in emergency mode.

 

As a result, all outpatient clinics and elective surgeries have been suspended.

QEH Chief Executive Officer Dr Dexter James

QEH Chief Executive Officer Dr Dexter James told Barbados TODAY this morning the suspensions will remain in place until the official all-clear is given.

“Members of the public who have genuine emergencies and could find their way to the Accident & Emergency Department we will then take care of them, such as asthmatics and those who have other life-threatening circumstances,” said Dr James.

He also reported that “everything remains normal and calm at the hospital”, adding that a full complement of staff was on duty to take care of the medical needs of the population.

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