Category: Health Care

Gov’t committed to eliminating elder abuse

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde has affirmed her ministry’s commitment to tackling elder abuse on the island. Speaking at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day church service held at the Breath of Life Seventh Day Adventist Church yesterday, Forde said that during the next five years, her ministry will implement a series […]

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Welcomed injection

The Chief Executive Officer of the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Dr Dexter James, has welcomed the tax remedy announced by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Mottley with a view to curing the current financial ills at the island’s premiere health care institution. Delivering her so called “mini Budget” in Parliament on Monday, […]

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The power of physiotherapy and yoga

Twenty-nine-year-old Jasmine Evelyn is a registered physiotherapist specializing in pelvic health who obtained her qualifications at the University of Brighton in England. She is also the Vice President for the Barbados Association of Endometriosis and PCOS as she specializes in physiotherapy services catering to pelvic health conditions. She told Barbados TODAY that she decided on her career […]

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Doc wants national health service for the elderly

A renowned Barbadian physician is recommending the establishment of a national health service (NHS), similar to the one in the United Kingdom, to assist the rapidly aging population who require health care. Sir Errol Walrond, a founding member of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP), and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Medical Sciences […]

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QEH operating in emergency mode

The state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) said today it will only be performing critical and emergency surgeries at this time. However, in a statement the hospital’s board said the move was a temporary one, prompted by concerns about the non-availability of critical drugs needed by patients after surgery. The QEH sought to explain that amid […]

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