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Doctors say some young children need psychological services too

Doctors say some young children need psychological services too

Psychology services have a vital role to play in the developmental progress of children after they leave the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Queen Elizabeth Hospital. “Psychology services are [an] important part of looking after children. The clinic which you are in now is part of the outpatient clinic, which is a speciality clinic for […]

Red eye alert

Red eye alert

Several countries in the region have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis at health facilities and medical practices. “The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is currently monitoring the situation and we want to urge persons to take the necessary precautions to prevent and reduce the spread of this illness,” said Dr Virginia Asin-Oostburg, Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention […]

Bridgetown Market patrons get CPR lesson

Bridgetown Market patrons get CPR lesson

Some of the early patrons at Bridgetown Market this afternoon got a lesson in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) when training and development company Regal Development Solutions staged a simulation of a sudden cardiac arrest on Spring Garden Highway. It was part of their ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the need to ensure individuals’ medical safety, […]

Globe-athon boost to help fight gynaecological cancers

Globe-athon boost to help fight gynaecological cancers

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has received a new state-of-the-art ultrasound machine for its Gynaecological Cancer and Diagnostic Unit. The equipment, worth more than $55,000, was handed over on Monday during the launch of this year’s Sagicor Globe-athon Walk and Run to End Gynaecological Cancers. Vice President of Sales at Sagicor Barbados Life Inc., Gay Griffith said since […]

Conjunctivitis Advisory: Residents told to be vigilant

Conjunctivitis Advisory: Residents told to be vigilant

The Ministry of Health has advised the public to be vigilant following reports of conjunctivitis or “red eye” outbreaks in the region of the Americas over the last 10 weeks. Since May 6, 13 countries have recorded increased cases of the infection compared to previous years. These include The Bahamas, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Suriname, St […]

Opportunity for more health eating

Opportunity for more health eating

Increasing cases of chronic non-communicable diseases in Barbados have prompted several calls for Barbadians to change their diets. But making the switch to a healthy diet has proven to be difficult, as many people simply cannot afford it. Back in March, chairman of the Retail and Distribution Committee at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and […]

St James Parish Independence Committee hosts stairs challenge

St James Parish Independence Committee hosts stairs challenge

Residents and fitness enthusiasts in St James turned out in the numbers on Saturday to participate in the West Terrace Stairs Challenge hosted by the St James Parish Independence Committee. During the event, participants had their speed and endurance capabilities put to test as they undertook several challenges using the steep stairs located at 5th […]

Boyce appeals to China

Boyce appeals to China

Minister of Health John Boyce is appealing to Chinese authorities for urgent help in the training of Barbadian nurses in the area of critical care nursing. He made the appeal to Chinese Ambassador Wang Ke at the Chinese Embassy on Friday night, during a special farewell reception for the first delegation of the Chinese medical […]

King’s directive

King’s directive

Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is being told to undertake some belt-tightening measures while at the same time making every effort to improve efficiency at the Martindale’s Road facility. Chairman of the QEH board of directors Joseph King issued the directive on Friday during the annual corporate review and outlook of the medical […]

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