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Doctors owed $2m

Doctors owed $2m Dr Carlos Chase. (FP)

Fri, December 28, 2012 - 12:09 AM

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) owes doctors more than $2 million in entertainment allowances.

In conceding that the 48 doctors who had attained the S4 grade had not been paid their allowances, chief executive officer Dr James said in a statement yesterday that the outstanding allowances predated the QEH board.

“We have computed the outstanding amount at just over $2 million. However, special funding would be required to fulfill this payment for consultants at S4 grade,” James said.

In a story appearing on the Back Page of the MIDWEEK NATION, president of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP), Dr Carlos Chase, accused the QEH of deliberately exploiting doctors and disadvantaging them through its employment practices. (YB)

Please read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 10 months ago
Those doctors (consultants) who are owed entertainment allowances should be paid as soon as possible. This situation cannot be allowed to persist, regardless of if it predates the QEH Board. It is unacceptable.

Meanwhile, I would like to see the said consultants honor the terms of their contracts and be on duty at the QEH when they are scheduled to be there, instead of being at their private offices.

I would also like to see the consultants give patients admitted through the QEH and require surgeries more urgent attention, instead of continuously rescheduling their operations in favor of private and paying patients.

And finally, please keep appointments with patients and family members at the QEH. These persons are obviously anxious about their condition and that of loved ones.

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Posted by june skeete 1 year, 10 months ago
Which Govt...then or now? Which Govt owes Mr. Barrack? Then or now? I tired uh all dis. Dee one dat start it is dee one to blame.

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Posted by Frank Husbands 1 year, 10 months ago
The privileged few crying foul.If the doctors had gotten this entertainment allowance the Globe cinema might still be open.

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 10 months ago
* Doctors get an entertainment allowance??
Wow! never knew that!
Given their line of work, it's hard to see how this fits in...really!

* Cash Flow Problems: all businesses are suffering this.
QEH is no different, as a business.
As soon as Gov't pays QEH,
QEH can pay the doctors.
Until then, I hope they can scrounge enough to stay alive...LOL!

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Posted by Linda Smith 1 year, 10 months ago
Bajans in the private sector are being laid off, Bajans in the public sector face uncertainty, the doctors did not get their entertainment allowances . . . please, allow me to be entertained.

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Posted by Tony Waterman 1 year, 10 months ago
Can Anyone out there PLEASE EXPLAIN to me (1) why Doctors at the QEH are being paid for ENTERTAINMENT. and (2) do the provide RECEIPTS fir this Said ENTERTAINMENT?????

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