“Something good is happening at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”
This assurance was given by the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dexter James, this morning during a church service marking the 51st anniversary of the island’s leading health institution.
Telling the congregation at the Mount Olive United Holy Church of America in Carrington Village about a sense of encouragement “by the many public sentiments on the noticeable changes and the sincere words of encouragement and advice on ways in which we could impact the patient-care experience”, the CEO listed a number of improvements taking place at the QEH.
“We have introduced new medical technology such as laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) surgery in obstetrics and gynaecology so that patients can be seen as day cases rather than admitted to hospital beds. This will reduce lengths of stays and ultimately costs,” James revealed.
“We are utilizing the benefits of information communications technology to provide opportunities for real-time interpretation and reporting of CTs (CAT Scans) and other diagnostic images by Radiologists. Tele-radiology is real for the QEH; it will facilitate connectivity to service providers overseas for expanding capacity for the real time interpretation and reporting on all types of diagnostic images.”
James added, “As we reflect on the past year, we have made tremendous strides at improving and maintaining stability in our operations”.
“It is through these and other efforts that we have refreshed our brand, so as to change the public’s perception about the QEH to a level where the institution would become the acceptance as the pride and joy of every Barbadian.”