US Embassy reaches out
Five volunteers from the United States Embassy in Barbados visited the Accident & Emergency Department (AED) of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks by giving back to the community.
Equipped with paint, brushes and rollers, the small team took up the task of redecorating Room 13 in the AED.
“This gesture is very timely, as we embark on improvements to waiting times within the department. We are happy to facilitate this community outreach initiative,” said Dr Dexter James, chief executive officer of the QEH.
According to spokesperson for the group, Denise Jordan, they selected Room 13 because they wanted to do something for the AED and children.
“A suggestion was made that Room 13, which is used mainly for kids, was in need of a facelift. When we are finished we hope that it will be a more cheerful environment for those who have to use it,” she explained.
Here, Jeffrey Griffith and Irene Weatherhead adding the finishing touches to the decals on the door of Room 13 while Pic Jordan paints the walls of the room. (GP)