Hospital Deputy Director Says Staff “Turned A Blind Eye” To “Large Scale Pilfering”
The Nation News is carrying an account of a recent Brass Tacks call-in radio show where QEH Deputy Director George Griffith apparently did everything he could to blame ABMOG (That’s “Anybody But Management Or Government”) for the continuing train wreck that is the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. I didn’t listen to the show, so please, Mr. Griffith – if anything we write is incorrect, please let us know and we’ll publish your side of it right away.
Meanwhile, here’s what The Nation News says about Mr. Griffith’s comments…
“There is large-scale pilfering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We know that and we’re seeking to put systems in place to stop that… and for the minority that engage in that nasty practice it is a big issue.”
Responding to charges that there were severe shortages at the hospital in numerous areas, Griffith said: “Some of that is happening. We know that they are (pilfering), and some of us would turn a blind eye to it, but some of it is happening.” … QEH DD George Griffith in The Nation News
Some Questions For Mr. Griffith…
There must have been a heck of a lot of pilfering going on for a long time for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to get into the state it is in now. One would have to steal whole truckloads of toilet paper, drugs and lightbulbs every day for years to destroy the budget.
How long has the pilfering been going on? Ten years? Fifteen? Two?
Is there any large expenditure equipment missing? Any drugs missing?
When did the hospital board first become aware of the “large scale” pilfering?
What was done to stop it? Were police called? Were there any audits?
Besides “turning a blind eye” just what has management been doing for the last few years? Who in management “turned a blind eye” ? For how long? Are they still employed by the hospital? Why?
I could go on and on, but why bother…
Claims Political Forces “Orchestrated Attempts To Nullify Positive Publicity”
This one is good – if Mr. Griffith is correct, “political forces in the country” apparently control the media so that “positive publicity” about the hospital was “nullified”.
Wow – that’s a pretty heavy allegation by Mr. Griffith and it deserves some attention… and some questions. So here are a few questions for Mr. Griffith…
– What “positive publicity” for the Barbados Queen Elizabeth Hospital was “nullified”?
– Who “nullified” this “positive publicity” – when and how?
Such trash, Mr. Griffith. Why not tell the truth? Something like…
“For years, government has not provided anywhere near enough funding for QEH to even provide basic standards of patient care…. and, the system has broken down over the years. Management and staff are simply unable to cope anymore… and the management team isn’t that good anyways. If they were, they would have been off to someplace else a long time ago.”