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QEH gets dialysis ease with deal

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QEH gets dialysis ease with deal

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has entered into an arrangement with a local company which will see some of its dialysis patients being treated, off plant, for a fraction of the cost at the QEH.

This has been revealed by chief executive officer of the QEH Dr Dexter James, speaking before a tour of SILS Dialysis Barbados at 3rd Avenue, Belleville, St Michael yesterday.

SILS, under its chairman Dr Kurt Lambert, will be providing the equipment and care in a five-year arrangement that culminated “extensive discussions”, James told members of the media.

“We have a five-year arrangement with Dr Lambert. He has locked us into a preferential rate that is, I would say, unsurpassed,” the hospital’s CEO said.

“The rate is far lower than we could dialyse our patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and it speaks to the whole issue of how our health system needs to finance itself,” Dr James said. (HLE)