U.S. Embassy Supports the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados
The U.S. Embassy made a donation of 34 chairs to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.
On hand to make the donation were Ms. Holly Peirce and Nurse Mary Thompson of the U.S. Embassy. Dr. Chaynie Williams, Head of the Accident and Emergency Department of the hospital accepted the donation.
Dr. Williams expressed her thanks to the Embassy, saying “I would like to thank the U.S. Embassy for the timely donation. Donations like these increase the morale of the staff and create a customer friendly environment for visitors to the department. It will also help to increase the level of patient satisfaction at the QEH. The chairs will be put into immediate use!”
Ms. Peirce, speaking on behalf of the Embassy, said she was pleased to be able to continue the U.S. support for the hospital.
In October 2012, dozens of American sailors from the U.S. Navy’s newest warship, the USS Michael Murphy, accompanied Ambassador Larry Palmer to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to pay a visit to Pediatric Ward C7 to meet with the children and their parents. While there, the sailors gave the children “Hugs” – stuffed animals that were donated by American citizens.
Starting in August 2012, medical students and doctors from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have participated in a series of Embassy-organized distance seminars on medical issues. Through interactive virtual lectures, QEH’s medical professionals have been able to interact with world renowned American doctors. Seminars have included neurological emergencies, conducted by Dr. S. Ausim Azizi, chair of neurology at Temple University Hospital, and pediatric congenital diaphragmatic hernia by Dr. Douglas Katz from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. On May 7, 2013, a third virtual lecture will take place on sleep apnea with experts from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.