The New Amsterdam Public Hospital’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) Care Unit is to be separated from the Outpatient Unit after it was discovered that those patients who were not deemed emergency cases have been made to wait long hours for treatment.
Last week, members of the public had complained about new procedures at the hospital and long waiting times. On Wednesday, residents of Region Six held a picketing exercise outside of the institution. The upset residents called for the immediate resignation of Director of Health Services of Region Six Jevaughn Stephens and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the hospital Dr Samantha Kennedy as a result of their dissatisfaction with the service at the hospital.
Stephens yesterday told reporters that the system put in place – the “accident and emergency chart for patients” – was sent from the Chief Medical Officer since 2017. However, it was only recently implemented by the hospital’s new CEO, Dr Kennedy…..