Tag Archives: Health

Health Ministry’s Statement on Cricket World Cup & Hill Milling Co. Ltd.

164 The Ministry of Health and Wellness strongly refutes a statement made in a section of the press that indicated Barbadians’ health was at risk during the recently concluded T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup. The facts are as follows: During Cricket World Cup, the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in conjunction with the Caribbean Public […]

Fogging in St John and St Michael this week

40 The Vector Control Unit will take its mosquito reduction campaign to the parishes of St John and St Michael this week. The team will concentrate its efforts in St John from Monday, July 15, to Thursday, July 18. The following communities will be fogged on Monday: Sealy Hall, Consett Bay Cul-de-sac, Codrington, Sargeant Street, […]

Singer seeks aid after life-saving hip surgery abroad

64 Prominent singer Jan Keiser, the daughter of renowned songstress Carlyn Leacock, has appealed for public support following costly hip replacement surgery in Lithuania. The former Spice and Company lead singer who is a central member of the praise team at the First Baptist Church underwent the procedure to address injuries stemming from a near-fatal […]

Vector Control Unit will fog St Michael and St James

42 Several areas in St Michael and St James will be sprayed by the Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit this week, as it seeks to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. The Unit will focus on St Michael for the first four days of the week. On Monday it will target Henry Dunant Road,1st to 3rd North Friendship […]

QEH laboratory staff stage walkout over ‘health hazards’

59 Staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital laboratory staged a walkout on Friday in protest against severe health hazards in their working environment. The action follows years of complaints about perilous and unacceptable conditions that have persisted despite repeated appeals for improvement. “The laboratory staff has been extremely patient and long-suffering,” Deputy General Secretary of […]

All services resume at QEH

21 All services have resumed at the island’s public hospital following the passage of Hurricane Beryl yesterday. Corporate Communications Specialist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Shane Sealy told Barbados TODAY that operations had resumed as usual yesterday evening as there had been “very, very minor damage” at the Martindales Road facility and most had already […]

QEH pharmacy extends opening hours ahead of potential bad weather

11 As Barbados braces for potential adverse weather associated with approaching tropical waves, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is advising patients who have prescriptions due within a week to get them refilled as soon as possible. To facilitate this, the hospital pharmacy is extending opening hours Saturday, June 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., […]

Gibbs frustrated at lack of action to improve safety at 60-year-old QEH

78 One of the nation’s most respected structural engineers has sounded the alarm over fire and structural safety at the island’s sole general hospital, warning that lives could be lost if a blaze were to break out on any of the wards. Tony Gibbs, who conducted a vulnerability study of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) […]

Gastro cases on the rise

23 Gastrointestinal illness has increased in adults and children since late April, and health officials have identified a new virus cause among lab samples – rotavirus. The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported on Monday that for the diarrhoeal samples tested, three samples from late May and early June showed the presence of rotavirus, in […]