SCORES OF PEOPLE who went to visit loved ones at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) this evening were unable to do so.
They were angry and frustrated at having to wait outside because the QEH was “locked down” during a simulation exercise conducted by the Royal Barbados Police Force, Barbados Defence Force, Barbados Fire Service and other emergency agencies.
While the visitors were not opposed to the exercise being conducted, some said they should have been informed, and would have made the decision whether to go to the QEH or not.
Emergency service personnel also conducted a simulation exercise on the eastern side of the island last night. (RL)