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QEH more prepared for disaster

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

QEH more prepared for disaster

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THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (QEH) has received at least $12 000 in radio equipment from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to boost its telecommunications capabilities. 
Director of the DEM Judy Thomas said the 13 mobile radios will allow the health care institution to communicate directly with the DEM in the event of an emergency.
Chief executive officer of the QEH Dr Dexter James said the hospital had to respond to all disasters in the island and had been working very closely with the DEM as well as support agencies in recent times.
He said the hospital’s main board room was outfitted to be used as an incident command centre and it had been upgraded with telephone lines, white boards, and a projector.
He said this provided a fairly good infrastructure to allow for communication and the new radios would enhance what was already in place. (LK)