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QEH burden

Sanka Price, [email protected]

QEH burden

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That plea from Dr Dexter James, chief executive officer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, came after seven men were shot and two stabbed in four days. One of the victims died.

James said violent acts not only caused victims and their loved ones pain, but cost the hospital several thousand dollars of scarce resources, and at the same time delayed treatment of seriously ill people in the Accident & Emergency Department.

Though James could not give a figure for treating a gunshot or stab wound, he explained the entire QEH system sometimes had to be mobilised to treat those injured from “senseless and unnecessary violence”.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.