PLANS?TO BUILD a new hospital to replace the 47-year- old Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) were welcomed yesterday by the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) and a former health minister.
BAMP?said that they welcomed the initiative “as it echoes what we have said in the past”. The organization also made an early request to be involved in the new institution’s design.
And Dr Jerome Walcott, who served as Minister of Health in the former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration said he felt vindicated by the announcement made Thursday by present Minister of Health Donville Inniss.
“The Government has finally seen the wisdom of the BLP’s Cabinet decision of October 2007, when we agreed and I stated publicly, that there was a need to construct a new general hospital in Barbados,” said Walcott. (SP)
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