Submitted by Anthony Davis
The fear of inordinately long waits at polyclinics and the QEH’s Accident and Emergency, and the current economic climate is forcing Barbadians to present at some medical facilities in the late stages of their illnesses. And, for one of the island’s leading emergency healthcare specialists, Dr. Brian Charles, this is a cause for concern.
“They are holding back because they don’t have the disposable income. They are holding back and they are hoping for the best; hoping that they get better before they actually have to come and see the doctor. This is not a good thing . . . but, if you don’t have the money to come, you don’t want to go to the Accident and Emergency Department at the QEH and wait. Likewise, you don’t want to have to go to the polyclinic and wait or go to have to get an appointment for a week, maybe two down the road. What choice do you have?”, he questioned – Source: Barbados Today, page 9 21 November 2013 edition
I cannot believe that this is the depth to which Barbados has sunk!
How many leagues under the sea is this?
Some of our people do not know where the next meal is coming from!
Some of them do not know if, and when, they will find employment!