Your Child Is Sick: Welcome To Barbados Queen Elizabeth Hospital

We had an email from a wife last week, crazy that her husband was not getting even the minimum proper care after surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

We’re not going to print her email because we don’t want to interfere with an ongoing situation. Instead, we bring you something we published back in 2007. From what we received last week, nothing has changed.

How disgusting it is that our elected and appointed representatives steal everything and leave family members to purchase medicine and dressings for their loved ones.

You would think that we were some African outpost. God DAMN the last 20 years of politicians who stole everything. When they get sick, they fly to Miami.

But we can’t…

Barbados Free Press

qeh-barbados-hospital-3.jpgDear Friends At Barbados Free Press,

I won’t give you the details because I don’t want any reprisals for writing you with the story of his “medical treatment” at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Please edit my letter and change the words so no one knows it is me that wrote to you. (editor’s note: done)

Every day I or one of the family stayed with my son and kept him clean and brought him food. This was necessary because of the lack of food, bad food when it came IF it came and the lack of trained nurses and supplies. Especially supplies.

None of the ward toilets where my son was had paper, none had soap or paper towels for drying. Everyone must bring their own.

I had to buy “Intrasite gel” for my son’s wounds because the hospital had none that they could give me after 3 days. This…

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10 responses to “Your Child Is Sick: Welcome To Barbados Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  1. Galligar F

    Barbados Free Press is right: nothing has changed. Four months ago I visited a relative at QEH and was appalled. It was only a few days more before they were released so I didn’t complain, but dear jesus what a fu.kig mess that place is.

  2. Galligar F

    Like trying to heal in a sewer. Don’t these people know the first thing about hygiene? Standards? Holy mother!

  3. Anonymous

    The Politicians are trying to take us back to Africa.
    Oh how we miss Africa.

  4. johnjickum

    I have lived in and visited many countries in Africa.Let me assure you that in many cities,they are more advanced and “developed” than Bajans . They are perhaps only equal in the areas of judicial and political corruption ! Your politicians may be doing you a favor by trying to “take (you) back to Africa” !

  5. Party Animal

    It does not surprise me that Africa is way ahead of us. At one time we would speak of the LDC’s,
    Now, Barbados is the only LDC

  6. Jim

    When they hired Nigerian nurses at the QEH to come here and practice, that said it all. my God!

    No dressings. No antibiotics after surgery unless the family pays. What kind of jungle 3rd world place is this?

  7. B. Boyd

    Oh yes the nigerian nurses were a big indication that something was very wrong at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital!

  8. Honourable Minister Yeah Right

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is not used by government ministers. Why make it a priority when it does affect you directly.

  9. when the hospital is in such disrepair, and no supplies for sick people, then the hospital gone to the dogs, and what are the politicians doing. People have to really wake up and stop letting the politicians fool them around voting time, and then five or six years after, they not helping the poor,and the needy. First they need to rid the country of crime and lawlessness, and get supplies for the hospital. I thought they was building another one.

  10. The hospital now charging for services, so why is the building and services in such a state, who is in charge of health and environment in Barbados. They need another hospital in another part of Barbados, I saw the geriatric hospital, its like an abandon building, and its dropping to the ground, very sad.