Tuesday, April 23, 2024

‘Nothing strange’ in James’ absence

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The board of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is standing firmly behind its chief executive officer (CEO).

Dr Dexter James has been off the job for more than five months, following the second day into Government’s new-style question and answer Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure process in the House of Assembly in February. After sitting in the hot seat while providing details about the financial challenges facing the QEH, the health administrator has been on sick leave.

Rumours had even cropped up James had been fired, but in May, Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic said James was still very much on the payroll.

When contacted recently for an update, QEH chairman Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland said there was nothing untoward going on and she was not about to entertain any aspersions being cast on the character of their CEO or any hospital staff member. (CA)

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