The response to this morning’s mass casualty at Eagle Hall, St Michael, where
one man lost his life is another example of why the public and private sector
must work together.
CEO of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Dexter James, made this assertion
as he reported to Barbados TODAY that there had so far been one death
and 15 people transported to the hospital for emergency treatment, with three
of the 15 having been admitted. One suffered a head injury and two had fractures.
Other persons received facial lacerations and were treated and discharged.
Reporting that doctors treated some persons on the scene, James said that 17
people were sent to the [Branford Taitt] Polyclinic in Black Rock, all non-critical.
Six ambulances were dispatched from the QEH to the scene, working
alongside Defence Force, Fire Service, the Roving Response Team and other
emergency personnel, as well as private ambulance workers.
“This is a clear indication that the public and private sector can and must
work together in distribution of health services,” said James.