The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners is calling for more doctors to help ease the work load which junior doctors have to endure at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The call came a day after junior doctors expressed concern about the long working hours which led several doctors to either resign, migrate abroad or take extended sick leave.
In making her case for reduced working hours for junior doctors, BAMP’s Public Relations Officer Dr. Stephanie Date argued that excessive working hours can lead to a decline in a doctor’s cognitive performance, clinical acumen and prescribing accuracy.
She echoed the sentiment of Dr. Senator Crystal Haynes citing a lot more staff is needed.
Dr. Haynes stressed they are prepared to work with Government and the hospital’s administration to find a solution.
BAMP’s Public Relations Officer Dr. Stephanie Date