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Prince Harry pays surprise visit to the QEH

 

Prince Harry paid a surprise mid-day visit to the Medical Intensive Care (MIC) and the Paediatric Units of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) today.

The visit came after changes to his schedule, as a result of yesterday’ s flood, which caused the postponement of The Reveal of the 50th Anniversary Monument until today, and the Independence Parade ceremony to Thursday, December 1.

The Prince was met on arrival by Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Dexter James, and other senior medical officials of the hospital.

During his hour-long visit, Prince Harry met with members of staff and patients of the recently opened MIC, and spoke with patients and their families about their health challenges.

 

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He also showed keen interest in the welfare of the 24 children housed in the Pediatric Unit and listened attentively to their stories, as recounted by their parents.

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At the end of the tour, MIC Consultant Dr. Alok Kumar gave Prince Harry a detailed account of the capacity of the unit and the importance of its role in providing critical care for patients with cardiac failure, kidney and respiratory ailments.

Dr. Kumar told the Prince that Barbados allowed for a dual or pluralistic type of care, where patients had the option of state-funded care or entirely private-funded care.

Prince Harry‘s official visit to Barbados for its 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations will end on Friday, when he departs for Guyana. (SD/BGIS)

10 Responses to Prince Harry pays surprise visit to the QEH

  1. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade November 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    So nice prince harry love children

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  2. Colleen Morris
    Colleen Morris November 30, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Just like his mom love children

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  3. Melissa S Rollins
    Melissa S Rollins November 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Apple don’t fall far a tree! Diana 101!

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  4. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman November 30, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    My words on another posting , Mother would be proud of Her SONS. so humble and GENUINE …

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  5. Shirley Davis
    Shirley Davis November 30, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    That hospital doesn’t need Refurbishing. They need a new one.

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  6. Hal Austin December 1, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Is it paediatric or pediatric? Stop using American spell checks.

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  7. Whitehill December 1, 2016 at 9:53 am

    What’s wrong with American spell check, jeez, stop the nit picking!

    How many Bajans accomplished great things using American English when the Brit crap had left us for dead?
    How many women succeeded beyond their wildest imagination after moving to America after being looked down upon in Barbados?

    Listen Harry, get your Butt over to WhiteHill, St. Andrew, then maybe Frundel and his minions would stop playing politics and repair the road. Then I can go home again, maybe enjoy a game of cricket in the road with a rubber strand ball like I did in the ’70s.

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  8. Whitehill December 1, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I wonder if those female Doctors at the A&E acted as hostile to Harry as they did to me a few months ago. I”m willing to bet anyone a dime to a pound sterling they did what all black bajan women do in the presence of European men…soft, sweet and charming.

    To me, “whoh yuh want, whuh yuh doing in here and so on…”

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