Vision Statement

“Our vision is to be the leader among healthcare facilities in the Region by delivering healthcare and professional teaching services of the highest quality, while maximizing benefits to all”

Mission Statement

“To be a high quality provider of compassionate, patient-centred secondary and tertiary health care services to Barbadian residents and visitors from the Eastern Caribbean and beyond”


Irrupta tenet copula

(An unbroken chain unites us)

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Hospital Overview

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is the country’s primary acute care medical facility. The QEH is also an accredited teaching hospital affiliated with the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus.

The institution was opened on November 14, 1964 seeking to address the medical, surgical, clinical and treatment needs of the Caribbean and to serve as a teaching hospital for those seeking a career in the medical profession.

Since its inception, the hospital has expanded its bed capacity from 464 beds to the current 600 beds.

Operational plans for the QEH continue to focus on strengthening the delivery of quality health care with strategic direction guided by the 10-year plan for Health and the QEH Care Excellence Programme (CEP).

Our Values

As a team, the QEH shares a common set of values that enable patients to expect consistent behaviours from us. In carrying out these duties we must demonstrate the following:

  • Integrity – We act honestly, responsibly, professionally and with fairness and integrity. We encourage views, ideas and constructive criticism by being open and ethical and by building trust.
  • Respect– We have respect for each other and for our patients, valuing diversity. We treat everyone with dignity and we respect each person’s right to privacy.
  • Compassion– We show compassion by being flexible in the provision of our service by listening, thinking and acting to satisfy the individual needs of our patients. We show understanding by organizing our facilities and services to meet the individual needs of our patients.
  • Quality Service-We understand the objectives and strategies in our Hospital and in our departments. We take responsibility for expecting and delivering high standards in our work areas. We challenge existing practices and look for new ways of doing things that will improve patient care. We share knowledge in order to anticipate needs and find solutions.
  • Loyalty- We are loyal to our work because we know that by doing our jobs well we are improving patient care. We are reliable in the performance of our duties because our patients and colleagues depend on our support.
  • Teamwork– We work as a team collaboratively with partners and customers to support our vision. We are a team that is committed to exceeding expectations by striving for best practice, learning from mistakes, retraining, sharing our achievements, and enjoying what we do in the satisfaction that we are making a difference to people’s lives
  • Leadership– Directing the future of the QEH
  • Continuous education & research– Environment conducive learning
  • Innovation– Exploit research and modern technology
  • Safety– Ensure safe and nurturing environment