Cries over QEH

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) appears to be teetering on a razor’s edge.

Staff told THE NATION that a myriad of complaints resulted in a brief walkout last week. The complaints ranged from the physical condition of the plant, safety of staff and patients, to overcrowding on wards.

They received support from the floor of the House of Assembly yesterday when Government MP Dr Sonia Browne, as well as Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley, rapped conditions at the state-run facility.

Browne, a physician who once worked at the QEH, said her phone “has been lit up for weeks and months” with reports about overworked and unmotivated employees, patient overloads, supply shortages, insufficient nurses and malfunctioning equipment.

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