Storm Puts Barbados’ Sole Public Hospital In Emergency Mode


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday September 28, 2016 – With Barbados being affected by a system that has now been upgraded to Tropical Storm Matthew, the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) says it is currently in emergency mode.

As a result, all outpatient clinics and elective surgeries have been suspended.

QEH Chief Executive Officer Dr Dexter James told Barbados TODAY the suspensions will remain in place until the official all-clear is given.

“Members of the public who have genuine emergencies and could find their way to the Accident & Emergency Department we will then take care of them, such as asthmatics and those who have other life-threatening circumstances,” he said.

Dr James also reported that “everything remains normal and calm at the hospital”, adding that a full complement of staff was on duty to take care of the medical needs of the population.

Meantime, the Grantley Adams International Airport also remains closed. (Barbados TODAY)

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