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The Pulse – 3rd Edition : March 19th, 2024

Colon Cancer Awareness

Dr. Shabier St. John, Specialist in the Gastrointestinal Unit

Did you know that two out of every three persons diagnosed with Colon Cancer die within a year of diagnosis? That’s the reality as in most cases the cancer is detected at a very late stage. Dr. Shabier St. John, Specialist in the Gastrointestinal Unit, encourages Barbadians to come forward and be screened to allow for early detection. He made the point as the G.I Unit partners with the Caribbean Colon Cancer Initiative during Colon Cancer Awareness month. Colon Cancer is the third most common cancer in Barbados and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital conducts up to 600 procedures every six months

PwC East Caribbean Blood Drive

A call for more voluntary donors answered by one big player in the corporate arena. Forty-two employees from PwC East Caribbean team recently launched their own blood drive making their way to the National Blood Collecting Centre. Leading the charge, PwC Territory leader Ross Parker says the team came to him with the idea and there was no hesitation in expanding the drive to include all staff who wanted to participate. He also revealed plans by the firm to donate a 12-thousand-dollar support package to the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a wish-list of supplies for the department.

Clinical Risk Celebrates Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week was a hit with staff and the public. The Clinic Risk Management Unit staged a successful week of activities with scores of people turning out for the Open Day. Then a crew headed to the car park for an outdoor exercise session with the man himself, Spinny!!! All the activities form part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations. Look out for more.


10 New Interns Join The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

On February 29, 2024, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) welcomed ten new interns as they embarked on their one-year internship program. These doctors are taking part in this program as a partial requirement for practicing medicine in Barbados. During the next 12 months, they will work in various departments, including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Paediatrics.



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