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Saffrey reaches out to QEH

Saffrey reaches out to QEH
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A proposal to address the critical situation facing the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is under consideration.

The Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness is reaching out to the hospital to help alleviate the hospital’s bed space problems.

On Sunday, Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic said the hospital was now home to more than 30 elderly people, and that had caused a bottleneck of patients in the Accident & Emergency Department.

“The shortage of beds primarily has to do with the fact that we have over 30 [people] who are considered to be elderly care persons utilising hospital beds. Those persons are not sick, but at the moment I would say some of them have been abandoned. We are trying now desperately to see how we can relocate them to elderly care facilities, although that too is becoming problematic,” he said.

President and chairman of the alliance, Kemar Saffrey, said they were more than in a position to help and more than willing to do so. He was speaking to the media yesterday in his Spry Street office in The City. (CA)

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