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Better care for cardiac patients


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Heart patients have increased hope of recovery with the recent opening of the new cardiac suite in the Lions Eye Care Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).
Minister of Health John Boyce, chief executive officer of the QEH Dr Dexter James, cardiologists Dr Tony Harris and Dr Stephen Moe and Mark Hill of the European Union were on hand to mark the historic occasion that was years in the making.
The cardiac suite, which features state-of-the-art equipment, was funded by three separate entities – the European Union, Sandy Lane Charitable Trust and Government.
“We could not add one additional piece of equipment at the QEH until we did a major upgrade to the electrical system at the hospital,” said James. “The Government of Barbados provided funds to assist in the electrical upgrade at cost of $13 million. We also had to renew the air-conditioning system and that together with building works cost about $6.5 million. (SH-O)


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