QEH creating sroke unit
With Barbados recording two to three strokes a day, management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will be creating a 20-bed Acute Stroke Rehab Unit.
Construction is set to begin from tomorrow on the unit which will be situated where Ward C10 is now located.
QEH director of engineering services Paula Agbowu said the ward had to be vacated for the reconfiguration to take place.
“Currently, Ward C10 comprises patients presenting with various ailments. These persons are scheduled to be relocated to various wards throughout the hospital [this weekend] in order for construction to begin
. . . . The construction period will be approximately six weeks with the stroke unit opening at the beginning of May.”
She added that the move would not compromise the level of care to existing patients “as the medical team has put a thorough plan in place to handle this temporary dislocation”.
In addition to the Acute Stroke Rehab Unit, there will be a four-bed Acute Stroke Unit housed in the High Dependency Unit that will treat more critically ill stroke patients. (BGIS)