Brucevale accident victim awaits surgery

A St Michael man is awaiting surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for several injuries sustained in an accident yesterday afternoon.

Police say Radcliffe Bostic of Upper Station Hill was travelling along Brucevale Road, St Andrew, when he lost control of the lorry he was driving.

The vehicle went over a side of a bridge and plunged 19 feet.

Bostic sustained multiple fractures on the left side of his chest, and a collapsed right lung.

The vehicle was also extensively damaged.

9 Responses to Brucevale accident victim awaits surgery

  1. Jackie Campbell Moneypenny
    Jackie Campbell Moneypenny June 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    The accident was yesterday. ..why is he still waiting for surgery

    • Kyle Proverbs
      Kyle Proverbs June 27, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Jackie I have a friend that was admitted to the er via ambulance on Thursday due to an accident. She has a punctured lung and a broke pelvis and is still awaiting surgery. She was supposed to have her operation on Friday but there is only 1 OR in operation and they have had other emergencies to deal with first and since then she has had complications and can not have her surgery until she settles.

    • Jackie Campbell Moneypenny
      Jackie Campbell Moneypenny June 27, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      Well Kyle Proverbs..I wish your friend well but I can’t believe the health system in Barbados. I’ve heard people say they would rather go to Dodds than the QEH. Very sad indeed.

    • Shumain McCollin
      Shumain McCollin June 27, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Surgery requires adequate staffing both doctors and nurses the correct supplies and also dependent on clients condition! If he isn’t stable enough they won’t put him under anesthesia. Isn’t a simple as you need surgery you get right away a lot of factors come into to play. Blood needs to be available and labs have to be in check. Certain elevated blood levels they will not take u surgery but stabilize you first. Qeh is not as bad as people make it out to be! We work hard with whatever resources we have

    • Jackie Campbell Moneypenny
      Jackie Campbell Moneypenny June 27, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      It’s been bad since the 70s..nobody blames individuals. It’s like always the powers over all that create issues. My husband had a surgery for a hernia back in the day & was not even anesthetized. Any place that depends on tourism should have adequate medical facilities for everybody!

  2. Honest June 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Exactly…get him in surgery right away.

  3. Diana Wharl
    Diana Wharl June 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Is this the guy they call micey

  4. Kenrick Gibson
    Kenrick Gibson June 27, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    They do have to stabilise him first ,a collapse lung , maybe he won’t be able to handle the surgery , might crash on the table….I do hope he gets the surgery n pulls through,,,,, …..

  5. Rev. Winston Jones June 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    This is disastrous if it is true that only one Operating Room is in operation. There are allegations of the Transport Board being in debt of more than half a billion dollars. If that is also true, what exactly is being done by the government? The thought of the Cabinet being transparent is whimsical thinking. However, there must be some accounting to the public. It would be interesting to know how often the consultants get to use that Operating Room for their private cases.


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