QEH hospital benefits from donation of ECG Machine

By Caribbean Medical News Staff

Staff at the Department of Medicine at the lone Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados are pleased to have received a donation for detecting heart attacks in patients after having to utilize those from other departments for months,. The League of Friends of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital donated a brand new Electrocardiogram (ECG) machine to the department February 25th, 2014

Dr Mike Krimholtz, consultant physician in the Department of Medicine said that the donation from the League was timely since patients had to wait on repairs. He further stated that there were additional working machines in the departments of Accident and Emergency and the Intensive Care Unit and Cardiology.

“With the machine medical patients are a lot safer than they were yesterday,” he said.

Professor Timothy Roach, acting head in the medical department indicated, “at the department of medicine we don’t have any working ECG machines at the moment, so this couldn’t have come in a more timely and opportune moment for us.”

Public Relations Officer for the League of Friends, Norma Bowen said that the group had been making donations to the hospital for 49 years and that they would continue to make a valuable contribution to the hospital and was pleased to again donate a machine that would make a difference to the facility. She made a plea for more members to join the Association.

“We are need of more members, especially men. We have approximately 25 working members and only two men are members of the league of friends. So we really need men to come in and help us because they are male patients in the hospital who could do with a shave or haircut or just somebody who can talk with them,” Bowen pleaded.

 

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