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A&E staff to be trained to use new equipment

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

A&E staff to be trained to use new equipment

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STAFF IN THE Accident and Emergency Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be undergoing training over the next two months.

While insisting that the A&E will remain fully staffed at all times, head of department Dr Chaynie Williams said 28 of the 32 doctors in the department will alternate over the next weeks training on new ultrasound machines. They will be joined by two doctors from the Medical Intensive Care Unit.

Training will commence for 40 nurses in A&E in January on a similar rotation basis. The cost of the equipment and training is a joint effort by the Government of Israel, which has also sent two doctors to conduct the training, the Massy Foundation and the Broadway to Barbados Charitable Trust. (YB)