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Peebles Hospital comes in for some much needed praise!

- JVD woman makes Facebook post praising hospital for efficient service experienced
Karen A. Ward's (left) Facebook post is a much needed positive spin for Peebles Hospital which has been in the spotlight recently all for negative reasons. Photo: Facebook
The Facebook post by Karen A. Ward. Photo: Facebook
The Facebook post by Karen A. Ward. Photo: Facebook
Peebles Hospital has been reeling from several allegations, including that a woman, Valda Stewart, fondly known as 'Annette', 48, a native of Dominica, died on Monday June 20, 2016 while made to wait more than two hours for treatment while at the territory’s lone hospital. Photo: Facebook/VINO
Peebles Hospital has been reeling from several allegations, including that a woman, Valda Stewart, fondly known as 'Annette', 48, a native of Dominica, died on Monday June 20, 2016 while made to wait more than two hours for treatment while at the territory’s lone hospital. Photo: Facebook/VINO
The Facebook post made on July 22, 2016, which had cast a further negative light on Peebles Hospital. Photo: Facebook
The Facebook post made on July 22, 2016, which had cast a further negative light on Peebles Hospital. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When her son took ill and needed to be taken to Peebles Hospital, it added to the fears of Jost Van Dyke resident Karen A. Ward, who had already heard of all the negative stories coming out of the territory’s lone hospital.

However, Ward was pleasantly surprised with the quick, efficient and caring service of hospital personnel, so much that she was moved to make a Facebook post about it.

Positive FB post

According to the Facebook post on the BVI Community Board on August 2, 2016, Ms Ward was with her son at the “Coney Island” on the evening of August 1, 2016 when he complained of having stomach pains and she soon realised that he was having an asthma attack.

“I was assisted by Derwin Christopher of the police force, who lifted him up and brought him to my vehicle and, as I drove to the hospital, I was so frighten, firstly for my son, and secondly the service that I might have received when I got there.

“As I pulled up I saw an EMT I think her name is Ms Guishard who I notified of his present condition. Well she took out her stethoscope and listen to his chest right there in my vehicle. I said whattttt, lol, then she took him inside to emergency and asked me to go and register him which is the correct procedure.”

Ward wrote that as she entered the emergency room she felt the warmth, from the nurse who nebulised her son, to the doctors who ran the required test to come to the conclusion they did.

“I cannot forget Shem who took him to do his ultra sound. Man, the team that worked in the Emergency Room last nite August 01/2016 was on like Popcorn. My son Zhyon says Thanks guys. Blessed Love.”

Fears calmed

Ward told Virgin Islands News Online she was moved to write about her experience at Peebles Hospital “because I had read about the lady who died and about the experience that the young lady, Evans, had [but] when I got there I was really surprised.”

Ward also said her son is doing “great. He is on medication and is more lively than I am now.”

Reactions

The positive post by Ward also drew a number of comments from persons, who expressed delight at hearing a positive story finally coming out of Peebles Hospital.

Lorolie A. Connor said: “They need his type of recognition. Thank you for sharing.”

Praise Smith added: “It's good to hear good news coming out of Peebles after what has been happening lately. I hope it continues as the staff aims to work for the good of each patient that enter those doors.”

Mike Jones commented: “Happy to hear and praises to the team and blessings on our health care system. Sometimes all we hear are negative stories but the positive stories are not told. We must encourage our healthcare personnel because they are our first point of call in an emergency....”

Sandra George Leonard said: “Thank God your son is ok. And all is not lost at the hospital. Let's keep them in our prayers.”

Sharon Flax Brutus wrote: “Wonderful that great things happen. We are a very caring people and we need to make sure this continues. I know your heart eased to see friendly and compassionate faced with everyone putting the safety and well bring of your son first.”

Yuli Siman Tov added: “So great to hear! So there is hope for pebbles services!”

21 Responses to “Peebles Hospital comes in for some much needed praise!”

  • DON Q (03/08/2016, 11:05) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kudos in order finally
  • .,.,. (03/08/2016, 11:05) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    ABOUT TIME!
  • Good News! (03/08/2016, 11:07) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    VINO, thanks for the first and accurate information, vino still rules.
  • good job (03/08/2016, 11:53) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its good to hear someone highlighting such a wonderful experience in the ER. For too long we have heard nothing but negative comments. Job well done
  • vi (03/08/2016, 12:26) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Good things happen everyday at the hospital but you never hear about rhem. People only speak about the bad experiences to bring down the hospital with a view to filing law suits. People die in hospitals all over the world not just Peebles
  • watching (03/08/2016, 13:15) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Let us see how many good comments will be expressed... sorry, I forgot we only like melee and to tear down each other.
  • wize up (03/08/2016, 13:36) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    look at the cartoon.........!!!!!!
  • Earnest citizen (03/08/2016, 15:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is so heart warming to hear a positive story from peebles.I myself have always received good care when I visited the ER in the past.Please keep up the good work.Honourable Skelton don't give up hope.All will be well at Peebles.
  • K (03/08/2016, 16:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    faith being restored in our hospital
  • Karen/Zhyon (03/08/2016, 17:09) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would like to express my Gratitude to All the staff that worked on August 1, 2016 in the Emergency Room on the night shift. EMT Guishard, The receptionist, the Security Guards, The Nurse who nebulized my son, actually three doctors assisted him, Shem, the person who did the sonogram and the Security Guards. I now see your work in a different light as it is not an easy task. Please keep your heads up and continue to move from Great to Excellence.
  • Yes (03/08/2016, 20:32) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    hope she was not paid to say that LOL
  • voter (03/08/2016, 21:57) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    This sentiment is nice, but we need a new Minister for Health, Chairman, and Board for Peebles
    • Boo (04/08/2016, 23:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who is the current Minister for Health? Most people would have forgotten by now!
  • give jack he jacket (03/08/2016, 22:31) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am glad the life of this child was speared. And l am glad that one more mother did not have the agony of burying their child the way Valda's mother did. As far as l am concerned Peebles is far from praise. See how long all this flourish last. I am waiting to see them do right by Valda. No one should die in the hospital from neglect, but then again a victim was hacked into with a machete some years ago in the police station........lets see if this attentive protocol lasts!
  • She is real people.. No nonsense (04/08/2016, 03:47) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    She is from here and she is a no nonsense person, no surprise they step their game up.. Service here just like other places is a double standard. Your status and your accent, once your accent sound down islandish the urgency disappear, Not only Hospital but at Government offices and services, I saw it happen.. The Serians in those stores once they hear that islandish accent they know they have a sale..Lol..true..
  • wize up (04/08/2016, 08:31) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Just a follow up: a medical facility should always strive to provide good service; no one should have to pat them on the back for giving good service....
  • Hmmm (04/08/2016, 15:53) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    good praises...but as far as i know once its an asthma situation patients get attended to immediatley, so thats nothing new.


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