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New hospital ‘a pipe dream’

Sanka Price, [email protected]

New hospital ‘a pipe dream’

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TALK ABOUT BUILDING a new hospital in Barbados is just that – talk.

Instead of engaging in such “banter”, Dr Carlos Chase, the outgoing president of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners, said more should be done to  improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery here.

“A new hospital is a red herring,” Chase said. carloschasedr1

“If they cannot fund [the Queen Elizabeth Hospital], if they cannot run this hospital, if they cannot get adequate supplies for this hospital, how can they build a new hospital?

“A new hospital, from what I saw in the projections, is a billion dollars for brick and mortar structure. That has nothing to do with equipment, nothing to do with staffing. Where are they going to get all of this money from and they can’t get $200 million to run the QEH as it is?”

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