QEH issues emergency statement

More than 15 people are receiving emergency treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), medical authorities have confirmed.

As a result, the hospital is advising Barbadians to only seek the services of the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) in cases of life threatening injuries.

In an emergency statement issued this evening, the QEH said the injured, who were transported to the A&E, were suffering mainly from gunshot wounds and stab wounds, while one person was involved in a vehicular accident.

The hospital revealed that medical personnel were also deployed to the scene of a shooting, where one person was being treated for gunshot wounds and two people who witnessed the incident were suffering from panic attacks.

The hospital said there were still ten patients awaiting medical care and members of the public should only visit the facility for emergency cases.

7 Responses to QEH issues emergency statement

  1. lswiltshire August 8, 2017 at 12:07 am

    RE the hospital is advising Barbadians to only seek the services of the Accident and Emergency Department (A&ED) in cases of life threatening injuries.
    THIS IS THE SAME ADVICE I GAVE GOVERNMENT IN 1985 WHEN I DESIGNED THE PROGRAM FOR THE NATIONAL SERVICE THAT CAME IN TO VOGUE ON SEPTEMBER 1 1985 IN WHICH THE POLYCLINIC SERVICES W HAVE BEGAN

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  2. Jennifer August 8, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Now this is where public education comes in, MAJORITY of people do not know what is an emergency. And there needs to be more opened facilities for the public to go.

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    • Jennifer August 8, 2017 at 12:31 am

      One may think this should be common sense, but it really isn’t.

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  3. Alex Alleyne August 8, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Let us at 15 to 20 persons visit the hospital for emergency treatment , does this mean that the QEH can’t handle it ?????.
    With the trend now in BIM you must expect the numbers to rise .
    GUNG, GUNS every where.

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    • Clyde Thompson August 8, 2017 at 8:40 am

      This situation is the true reality of the very poor day to day operations of the facility.
      A hospital ER should be so equipped to handle more that 20 emergencies at any one time, what happen God forbid when/if a vehicular, bus or plane accident happens.
      Victims will die.

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      • Jennifer August 8, 2017 at 11:44 am

        Clyde Thompson – True. And the paper work is a lot of keep back along with a lack of systems to move people faster through the system. This is like another punishment.

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  4. norman griffith August 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    My country BARBADOS is going to the dogs the AG andthe PM NEED FIRING any person complaning about the prisoners at doods or dont want any body hang is an idiot change the law build a black wall get 3 marksmen from the defense force and shoot down those with guns and drugs make laws like saudia arabia and this will stop,

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