How $35 Million cut affects QEH: ICBL provides Corporate Responsibility for A&E’s Asthma Bay

The well worn proverb reminds all to recall while Peter may pay for Paul, it is Paul who takes the blows for all… Such seems to be the case for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital having a quiet observation of its half century Anniversary, you will also bear in Mind when in August last year, the decision was made to cut the Martindale Road medical facility’s budget by $35 million.

Both the CEO (extreme left) and Dr Williams (far right) reminded the Media that all sectors of Corporate Barbados are welcome to assist in carrying the QEH forward another 50 years

Both the CEO (extreme left) and Dr Williams (far right) reminded the Media that all sectors of Corporate Barbados are welcome to assist in carrying the QEH forward another 50 years

Paula Yarde, the QEH’s Director of Engineering Services explained at a Press Conference where the facility is reeling under those severe constraints {DESKTOP OR LAPTOP USERS – CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS? PLEASE CLICK ON Ms Yarde’s NAME}

The hospital just received a vital boost to their Asthma Bay at the Accident & Emergency division via ICBL’s Fun Walk & Run held on National Heroes Day in April, there were more¬†participants than 2013′s edition which created a donation of $6,000 for the QEH Division to sort out some Immediate concerns, according to Dr Cheynie Williams¬†they handle at least 8,000 asthma cases per year {DESKTOP OR LAPTOP USERS – CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS? PLEASE CLICK ON Dr Williams‘ NAME}

Kleone Charles from the Insurance Corporation of Barbados (Limited) also revealed how the facility earned a prize from the healthy lifestyle event {DESKTOP OR LAPTOP USERS – CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS? PLEASE CLICK ON Ms Charles‘ NAME}

Dr Williams added how 20% of visits to Martindale’s Road are asthma or asthma related incidents, so the money arrived at a crucial moment {DESKTOP OR LAPTOP USERS – CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS? PLEASE CLICK ON Dr Williams‘ NAME}

CEO of the embattled complex, Dexter James, outlined a plan to create a Sinking Fund so as not to draw down on Capital Expenditure through a drive to collect the remaining pennies no longer acknowledged by the Central Bank of Barbados {DESKTOP OR LAPTOP USERS – CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS? PLEASE CLICK ON Dr James‘ NAME}

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