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More staff coming to QEH

March 27, 2023

The complaints of junior doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) have been heard.

They met today with management at the QEH and according to sources it was a productive meeting.

Now speaking exclusively with CBC News earlier today, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health With Responsibility for the QEH, Dr. Sonia Browne, explained though the situation of long shifts is not ideal, it is commonplace worldwide due to staffing shortages.

Dr Browne says her Ministry sympathizes with junior doctors and explains action is being taken to ease their burden.

Dr. Browne noted complaints by junior doctors were not made to the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners, however the Ministry continued to make improvements on their behalf.

The Minister confirms more junior doctors will be joining the complement at the hospital in the near future to alleviate the pressures experienced by staff and members of the public.

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