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Surgeries to resume as normal at QEH


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The board of management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital wishes to advise the public that the issues related to shortages of critical anesthetic drugs for the pre and post-operative stages of surgeries have been remedied, and as such the operating theatres will be restored to normal operations on Monday April 30, 2018.

A release from the hospital said its administration worked with the Barbados Drug Service to explore alternative supply chains in the USA to resolve the issues and ensure the restoration of surgical operations.

Chief executive officer of the QEH Dr Dexter James indicated that given the global challenges with demands for these and other drugs, the board would be requesting an increase in the monthly allocation of funds from the Ministry of Finance to accumulate supplies for a further three months.

James stated this action was necessary to ensure the continuity of the hospital’s operations.

“The board of management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital regrets the disruption to its operating theatres and assures the public that every effort is being made to facilitate the rebooking of surgeries postponed during the past week,” the release concluded. (PR/NB)


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