A&E UNIT NOT MEANT TO TREAT MINOR AILMENTS COE OF GPHC

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Chief Executive of the Georgetown Public Hospital says that there is a solution to lengthy wait in the accident and emergency unit. He advised that unless you have a life-threatening ailment, go to the outpatient unit. Here is Javone Vickerie the details.

In 2018, there is still contention about the lengthy period of time a person has to wait in the accident and emergency to see a doctor or get attended to by a nurse. This issue has caused some amount of discomfort among persons who seek help from the medical institution. According to the Chief Executive of the Georgetown Public Hospital, Brigadier Ret’d George Lewis there is a public misconception about the services the emergency unit provides to patients. In responding to a question from Nightly News, Mr. Lewis used the opportunity to clarify what can be done as an alternative to most of the cases that do not need the help of the emergency unit.

The Chief Executive further noted that based on observation, patients who are given priority over those who wait for hours creates an uneasy situation for medical personnel on duty.

Mr. Lewis reiterated that the point that doctors who attend to patients in the emergency unit will do with on an emergency basis, but will eventually do so with all patients.

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