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New-look Lions Eye Care Centre

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New-look Lions Eye Care Centre

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THE LONG-AWAITED LIONS EYE CARE CENTRE at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is expected to be commissioned later this year.
The facility, built by Lions International in 1992 at a cost of BDS$7 million, was intended to be “a massive leap forward for eye care in Barbados” but it was never commissioned, with a former Minister of Health saying a study conducted by Boston University for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government showed the centre was not viable.
However, QEH director Dr Dexter James told the MIDWEEK NATION that though operating the Eye Care Centre was “a sound cost” and ways had to be found to make it sustainable, “we hope to have that facility in readiness for commissioning towards the latter quarter of this year.”