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BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

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HEALTHCARE REFORM is finally coming to Barbados.

And Barbadians are being given an opportunity to air their views on charting the way forward.

Before the changes start, however, four special town hall meetings are slated for this month, on just what is required to improve health care nationwide and also reduce costs at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The focus was revealed yesterday by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Tennyson Springer, who noted that although the country spends almost $700 million annually on healthcare, complaints about delivery remain.

“We have to find a different model and different mechanisms for health care to work properly in Barbados. But the public also needs to give us input on what they think may be needed,” Springer said.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.