The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is the primary acute care medical facility in Barbados and is an accredited teaching hospital affiliated with the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus. The hospital relies on supplies from the US and regularly experiences shortages of blood, painkillers and saline.
Located in Barbados’ capital city Bridgetown, in the parish of Saint Michael, QEH is the main General Hospital for the southern part of Barbados. The hospital also has the only public theatre on the island and can perform most surgeries. The range of services offered at QEH is quite extensive, including; gynaecology, paediatrics, obstetrics, cardiac surgery, plastic surgery, psychotherapy, radiology, radiography and ophthalmology. The hospital is built along the southeast shore of the Careenage canal and was constructed in 1963-1964.
In 2008 the former Minister of Health, Dr. Jerome Walcott, said that the current hospital (which is over 40 years old) should be replaced by a new state of the art hospital complex.
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