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Temporary suspension of elective and day surgeries at Victoria Hospital

By Ministry of Health and Wellness

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(PRESS RELEASE) – As a result of the increase of Intensive Care Unit ICU patients at the Victoria Hospital, the Department of Health and Wellness wishes to inform the general public that Elective and Day Surgeries are suspended until further notice.

The increase of ICU patients is as a result of a rise in violent cases such as stabbings, gunshot wounds, excessive alcohol consumption and chronic diseases such as diabetes, strokes, and hypertension).

Medical Director of the Victoria Hospital Dr. Alisha Eugene-Ford appeals to everyone including our social partners (families, civil society, churches, youth groups, mothers and fathers groups etc.) and other government agencies (police, fire service, social transformation) to put measures in place to manage their health. In addition, persons are asked to curb violence by changing their behavior to avoid complications which results in long admissions and ICU admissions.

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