Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 545-3572; ads call 440-6666                               Sittings from House of Assembly are carried live on 90.9 FM the Caribbean superstation or follow live online: www.cbnvirginislands.com

Peebles Hospital 'cruel', refused patients from private hospital- Nurse

- Male nurse from Bougainvillea Clinic said he was also treated with disregard as a health professional
The Government-owned Peebles Hospital has been accused of refusing to accept patients from a private clinic post Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO/File
According to the man (with microphone), who identified himself as being a nurse employed by Bougainvillea Clinic Ltd, he was treated with utmost disregard by Peebles Hospital and accused the hospital of being cruel by refusing to accept patients from the private facility post Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
According to the man (with microphone), who identified himself as being a nurse employed by Bougainvillea Clinic Ltd, he was treated with utmost disregard by Peebles Hospital and accused the hospital of being cruel by refusing to accept patients from the private facility post Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
Chief Medical Officer Dr Irad Potter (with microphone) said going forward there needs to be a better working relationship between the private and public health sectors. Photo: VINO
Chief Medical Officer Dr Irad Potter (with microphone) said going forward there needs to be a better working relationship between the private and public health sectors. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A nurse from the private health facility, Bougainvillea Clinic Limited, has slammed Peebles Hospital for allegedly refusing to accept patients from the private clinic post Hurricane Irma and that he was treated with disregard as a health professional by Peebles Hospital staff.

The man, who identified himself as being a nurse employed by Bougainvillea Clinic Ltd, was speaking at a recovery and development plan consultative meeting for health care professionals, dentists, massage therapists, psychologists, and health insurance agencies at Breezeway, Central Administration Complex today, January 11, 2018.

Bougainvillea Clinic was severely affected by Hurricane Irma

The health professional shared that with the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 the Bougainvillea Clinic was rendered incapable of take care of three patients there.

“We were flooded, we had no lights…we could not give care to these three patients, one patient had severe Sepsis.”

The man said he then proceeded to Peebles Hospital in his capacity as a nurse to transfer the three patients there.

He claimed that he spoke to “senior members of staff” at Peebles Hospital but was made to wait for some three hours “for the hospital to determine if they are going to accept these three patients.”

‘I dare you to put him out!’

“I ran out of patience and I said to a member of staff, I am going to take the patient there...and see what you do…I had to literally put one of these patients on a stretcher and walk into the reception area and said to a member of staff ‘put him out, I dare you to put him out.’

“I had to wait there when I spoke to senior, senior members of the hospital, and they were there contemplating if they were going to take these three patients?”

The nurse said when the patients were finally taken by the hospital the staff let him know that the patients were his responsibility.

“I spoke to a senior member of staff and she seems oblivious to the law…” the man said, adding that at one point he had to tell a hospital staff that he did not have access to Peebles Hospital medication or records so the patients could not be his responsibility.

“I said if you let anything happen to any of these patients, I and those patients are going to go to court and I will sit on the bench [and testify] on those patients’ behalf.

‘I was treated with disregard’

According to the nurse, he was treated with disregard as a health professional.

“I was treated with utmost disregard by Peebles Hospital, and to this day I have not forgotten it. It was cruel how you treated those patients.”

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Dr Irad Potter was also at the meeting and after thanking the nurse for his “impassioned comments”, which he said were noted, stated that there needed to be a better working relationship between the private and public health sectors.

44 Responses to “Peebles Hospital 'cruel', refused patients from private hospital- Nurse”

  • Reply (11/01/2018, 16:27) Like (27) Dislike (4) Reply
    Appears to be shameful unprofessional conduct. Why cant some people act professionally?
  • wize up (11/01/2018, 16:31) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    I was told to ask/ is there any affection between the operators of that private hospital and the this administration(just asking!!!!!)
    • Affiliation ? (12/01/2018, 18:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Do you mean affiliation? I’m not sure if there is any affection between them. Haven’t heard of the operators of the private hospital and this administration being in love
  • As far (11/01/2018, 16:42) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    No Hospital should not refuse any patient.
  • BVI BORN (11/01/2018, 17:08) Like (25) Dislike (8) Reply
    I AM A NURSE IN MIAMI THIS IS VERY DISTASTEFUL I AM SO SHOCK . THE HOSPITAL NEED A GOOD OVER HALL.
    • BVI Born also (11/01/2018, 18:38) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
      I also work as a LPN in Charlotte North Carolina. No matter what, we donot refuse any patient. I agrée, Just shameful and unprofessional.
    • Professional (12/01/2018, 05:31) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
      When it comes to professionalism at BVIHSA it appears it is a foreign thing. It is a sick organization. You can find supervisors bashing other supervisors in the hallways of this institution. You can find supervisors scolding subordinates in the hallways like children. They appear to have their own Labour Code. Double standards is the norm at this institution.
    • Put up or shut up! (14/01/2018, 08:30) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Perhaps the overhaul can and should be started by you moving back to the BVI to provide your professional services
  • NezRez (11/01/2018, 17:13) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
    I didn’t know a hospital could turn away patients because they come from another health facility. Isn’t that what happens when we send patients to the states when we cannot care for them here? If that happened, so many of us would die right here. I know they have to have records on these 3 patients, but at least admit them and treat them, then sort the paper work out. My goodness, is this what we have become? The flip side is, would Boganvillia clinic have accepted Peebles Hospital patients if needed? There are 2 sides to every story.
    • @NezRez (12/01/2018, 10:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree with with your comment with the exception of the private facility taking Peeples' patients in reverse. You have to understand that BVI Peebles' hospital is the country's public hospital system and as such cannot refuse any sick person. Conversely the private hospital doesn't have to, but the oath they took as health care professionals require them to care for and stabilize any ill person that comes to them,then transfer them to the nearest public hospital.

      It is possible that the flip side to the story is just this, the 3 patients may not have been financially able to pay for services that the private clinic would have rendered. I am sure the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
  • pat (11/01/2018, 17:32) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    What's New here?
  • Citizen (11/01/2018, 17:38) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    Very unfortunate write a news like this without knowing the facts, that was a lie , the so called private hospital refused to provide their nurses to help while Peebles nurses were struggling to provide care with the limited resources.Hi nurse from Miami, I know patients die in waiting rooms in your place, that is a fact.
    • ? (11/01/2018, 19:04) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      I know of one nurse from the private hospital who went to offer volunteer service and was practically refused
    • TRUTH SEEKER (11/01/2018, 21:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are saying that none of the nurses from the Private Hospital went to work at Peebles in the aftermath of Irma?!
    • @citizen (12/01/2018, 09:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ms. Smith go have a seat.
  • 2grand (11/01/2018, 18:05) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    read between the lines and peep game competition money greed who guilty? do your homework
  • (11/01/2018, 18:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes
  • Yht (11/01/2018, 18:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The were ...noto the right shade...same with relief after Irma.
  • ??? (11/01/2018, 18:54) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    What? Unbelievable. Whoever was responsible for this type of treatment/action towards those patients who was taken to Peebles hospital, in the aftermath of a disaster, should be investigated and fired. Where is the compassion?
    Dr Potter, your comments does not make sense. Needed to hear you say that you would look int the complaint and deal with the matter.
    • Local (11/01/2018, 19:26) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
      The patient was not refused . they just turn with a patient who was very sick without anyone being informed . the hospital had to eventually make arrangements for this patient who was paying hundreds to bougainviila to be flown out. The hospital was overwhelmed and the same had to pay the same clinic for assistance .I agree there needs to be better relationship among the healthcare system. What is bougainvillea emergency plan. Do they have MOUS WITH THE HOSPITAL.. As a clinic you have to have an emergency operations plan in place . this would look at continuity of operations .. All I have to say for now .
  • Wendy (11/01/2018, 19:39) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is the real story. How can some of us and calling themselves professional, condemn Peeples and it's staff when you have no idea about the incident and its veracity. Perhaps Peebles wont dignify this out burst with a response but fairness before judgemental attacks should be excercised.

  • yardie (11/01/2018, 20:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Come to Peebles hospital and feel alright."
  • Citizen (11/01/2018, 21:03) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    nurse complaining is employed by private hospital, conflict of interest, fire him first, they ain't treat nobody if no pay upfront, he nobody to complain.
  • one eye rooster (11/01/2018, 21:26) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    That's how they do there at peebles nothing new.during the hurricane everybody was hit drastically.they put out their own nurses who were getting a little shelter.these peoole lost everything they had.they even turn off the outlets in the main lobby so that no one could charge their cell phones.a lot of the aid that was sent to give the staff spoiled.that hospital needs to be investigated.they need to get rid off all those bad minded executivez.maybe the place would be run better if they did.just like when the lady fall down there in the lobby and die before they rush to her aid.
    • Local (13/01/2018, 05:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lies. Staff was there and fed for almost 3 weeks.even their families were given food
  • In defense of Peebles (12/01/2018, 06:33) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    While our healthcare system is lacking in many ways, this doesn't sound right. The hospital legally cannot refuse people so what's the full story? Remember at around Irma many people were flocking to the hospital for treatment and many people confused the hospital for a nursing home or a homeless shelter. What if the hospital lacked the materials to host those three patients? What's the fully story here? Is it possible that between hosting all these new guests and patients there was literally no room in the inn except to put people in the hallways? If so wouldn't that be a safety and privacy issue? And I bet we'd be hearing about that instead of this.
  • wize up (12/01/2018, 08:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is there now some falling out between the brothers/sister and in the in laws(just asking Nu for a friend)
  • It's All About Money (12/01/2018, 09:14) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    I lost my brother who died waiting in a hospital hallway in Centro Medico in Puerto Rico. Yes he was accepted with FULL MEDICAL RECORDS FROM PEEBLES HOSPITAL, but they still allowed him to die.

    Peebles Hospital has its problems so BVIHSA you need to address the issues raised here and those which continue to be raised in quality assurance regime.

    HOWEVER, I want to hear from that Bougainvillea nurse that ACCORDING TO OUR WELL DOCUMENTED EMERGENCY PLAN AND MOU with Peebles Hospital we turned up with three patients and required records and Peebles refused to honour our agreements. A well paid and well resourced private institution such as Bougainvillea owed the first duty of care to its WELL PAYING clients to show where it had such an emergency plan in place and the Peebles fell down. (Such a plan would have given the Peebles notice that Bougainvillea had X number of patients on ward and their level of seriousness, case file, care requirements and support services in place for Hurricane Irma which was a certain and imminent disaster. And I hope Peebles has such a plan in place as well.) Failure of Bougainvillea to do that meant that they failed their patients on checking in and especially after a hurricane WARNING was issued. The contractual burden is on Bougainvillea and as citizens of the country we need to hold both private and public institutions to account if this new Disaster Recover Plan is to have any true meaning in future.

    It is time that we stop blaming public services when we get things wrong. Bougainvillea got it wrong! Because they would have been able to produce the required documentation on arrival to Peebles had they executed a well developed disaster plan.

    Let's be honest to ourselves people and stop casting blame.

    THE ONLY LOSES IN THIS UNFORTUNATE SAGA WOULD HAVE BEEN THE PATIENTS HAD THEY DIED. BOUGAINVILLEA WOULD HAVE HAD A POCKET FULL OF MONEY, PEEBLES WOULD HAVE BEEN BLAMED AND THEIR FAMILIES WOULD HAVE BEEN LEFT TO MOURN. This is not what I want from a private healthcare facility or from my Government.

    God is not pleased!!!!
  • jesus saves (12/01/2018, 09:45) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    That's not the entire truth of the situation that took place during the passage of Hurricane Irma. Peebles Hospital did not refuse patients coming from private medical sectors. During the passage of Hurricane Irma the safety of patients whether private or public were regarded with high importance , requests being made to come to Peebles Hospital was not seen as the best option to relocate individual at that given time. It is known that at Peebles Hospital , the safety and health of all patients is their #1 priority! #KnowTheFacts

  • shut mouth (12/01/2018, 11:03) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hospitals should also follow Patient Confenditality rules. Why do You think besides More avance care most people leave the Island or go to the private clinic. Just saying, train your staff to Please stop talking or discussing things about patients or other staff members in the hallways. Someone IS always watching.
    • So true (12/01/2018, 13:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      100 % true Shut mouth. Staff members need to not discuss patients, each other or anything else in hallways.
  • Interested (12/01/2018, 11:16) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I must agree with “its all about money”.These disasters are forecast for the future.I pray that the suggestion of an emergency plan by Bougainvillea along with a MOU with Peebles will de adopted.In the final analysis its all about the Welfare of the patients.
    Concerning care at Peebles,I was released from there only yesterday.I was well cared for during my sojourn and thank the medical personnel for their assistance.One thing I will say is that they are not shy to bring your bill to the room to ensure that they receive payment before your departure.
  • bvi (12/01/2018, 22:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are two sides to every story.
  • The objective truth (12/01/2018, 22:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who are these individuals talking as if they know the facts. Stop commenting if you are ignorant of the facts. What malice that nurse has toward Peebles Hospital? The head of nursing services and the CEO OF Peebles Hospital stated that they would not accept the patients until a meeting was held. The nurse waited for three hours with no response from the hospital. Bougainvillea was shut down by the hurricane, THEY HAD A DUTY OF CARE TO TAKE THE PATIENT TO THE NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY THAT COULD MEET THE PATIENTS CLINICAL NEEDS. MOST OF YOU ARE FULL OF NATIONALISTIC PRIDE, AND "I AM FROM HERE" MENTALLY, ERGO, YOU ARE BLIND TO THE ILLS OF PEEBLES HOSPITAL. WHAT WAS BOUGAINVILLEA CLINIC SUPPOSED TO DO ON THAT CRITICAL SITUATION. THE COMMON LAW DUTY OF CARE THAT THEY HOWED TO THE PATIENTS GUIDED THE CLINIC'S DECISION. STOP COMMENTING ON THINGS THAT YOU ARE IGNORANT OF. THE HEAD OF NURSING SERVICES AND THE CEO WAS AT THE PUBLIC MEETING AND WAS IN AUDIENCE TO WHAT THE NURSE SAID. I CHALLENGE THEM TO REFUTE THE ALLEGATIONS. THE PEEBLES HOSPITAL WAS ADVISARIAL TO THE BOUGAINVILLEA STAFF WHEN THEY OFFERED THEIR HELP. I CHALLENGE ANY OF YOU TO AN OPEN DISCUSSION ON THE TRUTHFULNESS OF THAT NURSE. PROVE THAT HE WAS NOT TRUTHFULLY. IN PSYCHOLOGY, IT IS KNOWN THAT REDUCE THE BURDEN OF THE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR OWN GUILT OR LIABILITY, VINALISE THE THE VICTIM. THUS, YOU ARE VINALISING BOUGAINVILLEA CLINIC AND SPECIALLY, THE MAKE NURSE. BUT, NO SURPRISE, IT'S WHAT FED SLAVERY AND THE HOLOCAUST. THE THE KEEP UP YOUR ADOLF HITLER COMMENTS. BECAUSE THE JEWISH MALE NURSE NEW THE "CONCENTRATION CAMP" OF YOUR COMMENTS WAS COMING.
    • Local (13/01/2018, 09:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I guess only you know the facts..however the point about the Emergecy response plan and MOUS.Also,i would agree peebles has its own challenges just like anyother business.let me make one point you there is no need for the CEO TO engage in a public squabble with the nurse BTW i have patients went from Peebles to the said clinic for procedures and are not touched unless they pay upfront
    • Okkkkkkk (14/01/2018, 22:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So it's not hard to decipher that this comment is actually the same nurse or a Purple Palace employee. Why you shouting though? Keep it classy.
  • Subjective truth. (13/01/2018, 15:11) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    You keep yapping, bantering. An opinion is not a license to talk nonsense. One of the problem with social media is that there is no filter against idiocy. Every one can parade their ignorance in ononymity. Hitler said that there are three kinds of people in this world, creators, carriers and destroyers. Some of these individuals are destroyers of truth. Acidic to common sense. In a national crises, the peebles hospital acted contrary to the law. HOW is that defendsible It must be islanders blinded by nationalistic pride and burdensome "I am from here" mentality who are talking in this forum, who are defending. On a preponderance of the situation, why would the male nurse lie? Until you are able to impeach his integrity or prove malice, stop talking. Resist the urge to talk. Social media needs policing, it needs a condom to protect it from the infection of stupidity. You keep lamenting about the bougainvillea clinic and money. Every private hospital in the world operate on this premise. To be admitted to the bougainvillea clinic, there is no demand of any upfront payment. My friend's Mother was a patient and she was treated LIKE A QUEEN AT THE PURPLE PALACE. IT IS CALLED PALACE FOR THAT AND MORE. stop talking your nonsense. For the sake of the species, stop reducing mankind to sacks fill with idiocy. Social media seems to be a billboard of some people's stupidity. Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, TALKING
  • It's All About Money (14/01/2018, 08:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I COME BACK TO DOCUMENT THIS BECAUSE WE NEED TO LEARN AND PLAN FOR A BETTER FUTURE

    Listen people, I am putting myself in the bed of that patient who had severe sepsis in this unfortunate saga and I am telling you that this is how my brother died in Centro Medico.

    I did not want either Peebles or Bougainvillea fighting over my care in the midst of the aftermath of Irma's crisis. ALL I NEEDED WAS SEAMLESS TREATMENT if it could be managed.

    I did not want anyone at Peebles guessing at my treatment because I was dumped on them last minute IN A CRISIS or because they were understaffed. I MIGHT HAVE DIED. My primary choice of Bougainvillea got things wrong and did not make DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS FOR PATIENTS in a CRISIS and specifically for ME. Why didn't they make pre-arrangements (i.e. in an MOU & Disaster Recovery Plan) for a personal nurse (and even a doctor) to be with me and doctor's report to be accepted at Peebles way before AND ESPECIALLY AS THE ENTIRE TERRITORY HAD WARNING THAT A CATASTROPHIC CAT 5 hurricane was bearing down on BVI.

    DO NOT GET SMUG PEEBLES, because if the reverse situation had played out, did you have a plan for your patients, did we have emergency cots, tents and supplies on hand?

    To the Govt, on the Tuesday, the National Guard and FEMA had landed on Puerto Rico airport in military planes ready for action. I saw this on CNN with my two eyes. The Floridian's Executive had declared a state of emergency days in advance (Gov Scott did it on 4/9/2017 for all 67 cities in Florida and President Trump did it on 5/9/2017 for FL/PR/USVI).

    Because all the time as a patient with severe sepsis I am SUFFERING and could have died while BOUGAINVILLEA is trying to work out things which should have been done months ago, and simply mobilized when the hurricane WARNING was made certain. The beleaguered Peebles post Irma would not give me the attention I might have needed (This is what killed my brother at Centro Medico because they ACCEPTED HIM ALRIGHT, but the CARE AFTER ACCEPTANCE or the SEVERE lack thereof was suffered by the patient. This is all this should be about--what PLANNING was made for my patient care with adequate notice in the time of THE MAJOR DISASTER OF IRMA and for ALL OF OUR FUTURE.

    As a patient I want to know that when Bougainvillea was attempting to dump me whether proper plans were laid for me, and it seems that they WERE NOT. Turning up at Peebles with me on a stretcher WITHOUT PREVIOUS ARRANGEMENTS IS NOT WHY I CHOSE BOUGAINVILLEA.

    In an ideal scenario, Bougainvillea would have showed up with a stamped certificate and file, and the Peebles CEO would have said, yes, take patients AB&C to ward EF&G , and then do XY down to Z. BAM! DO YOU SEE A PLAN IN MOTION? The medical nurse did NOT SAY THIS. For medical matters Bougainvillea needed a plan A, a plan B AND a plan C. Come on man!!! You need these too Peebles.

    STOP TRYING TO PASS blame off people and let's get to doing these plans right all over the Territory!!!! IRMA has showed us some serious shortcomings and NONE OF US ARE EXEMPT. WE ALL FELL DOWN BIG BIG BIG TIME.

    IT IS ONLY THE MERCIES OF GOD THAT KEPT US ALL ALIVE!!!!! WE MUST ADMIT AND USE THE OPPORTUNITY HE GAVE US TO GET IT RIGHT.
  • Subjective truth (14/01/2018, 19:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop, stop, talking. It is avious that you are not knowledgeable about the health system. If, in the event of an extreme disaster, and a health facility becomes disabled by that said event, the patient is transferred to the nearest health facility equipped to manage that patient. That is in EVERY HOSPITAL DISASTER PLAN!!!! So what are you still yapping about. I keep telling people from "from here" that they are allowing their nationalistic pride to cloud their judgment. Stop talking. You probably dnt know what sepsis is. Fact 1; the hospital was informed 13 hours before the patients was transferred to them. Fact 2; irrespective of the circumstances of the patients arrival to the hospital, they have a legal obligation to accept the patients UNCONDITIONALLY. Stop talking if you dnt know. Stop parading your ignorance. Stop using social media as a medium through which you infect the public with idiocy. Stop, stop talking. Fact 3. Stop talking. Adolf Hiller, Mosilini, and many other cruel men came to power because of nationalism. Nationalism is the driving force that keeps this country inefficient, corrupt and stagnated with "I am from here" mentality. Stop talking. Irma hit many other health institutions in the Caribbean and those patients affected had to be transferred off island. So what is wrong with bougainvillea clinic acting in the best interest of the patients. Please, act in the best interest of mankind and STOP TALKING. EMERGENCY TENTS AND COTS??? please remove yourself from this debate because you lack partiality and common sense. Stop talking. The law sees you as a lay person when it comes to topic of health and disaster preparedness.....because ......it's obvious that your utterances are that of a lay person. Social media has should impose a fine or prison sentence for nonsense. I sentence you to five years in prison for impersonating an intelligent specie and nine months of community service at a school for the intellectually challenge as role model. Stop, stop, stop talking. Stop being a CARRIER.
  • Hitler???? (14/01/2018, 23:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    You quote a madman like Hitler???? Come on now.
  • Subjective truth (15/01/2018, 09:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hitler was not a mad man if you look at the medical definition of madness. He knew the nature of his crimes, he knew the consequences of his actions and he knew that they were wrong. Thus, under English law, he was not mad, thus, criminally culpable. But, when we as individuals use our schemata to measure the actions of others, we find their behavior unfathomable, incomprehensible. So we call them "mad." Lay man term. Who I quote should not be your concern. Corruption, criminality, and a pathetic educational system in the British Virgin islands should be your concern. "All the world is a stage and every on, a part in it" ......William Shakespeare. What is your part in this world? Oh yes......TO STOP PEOPLE FROM QUOTING HITLER!!! applause, applause. Well done.
  • wow (15/01/2018, 17:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Caribbean Drama King is a nurse in Bougainvillae Clinic. LOL
  • Subjective truth (15/01/2018, 20:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Make an intelligent comment or get off this medium.it's avious that most of you who are in opposition to the ALLEGATIONS made are Peebles staff. If peebles is such a great hospital, why does it have such a high attrition rate when it comes to the nursing staff. Listen ex-slave you must be still suffering from post traumatic slavery syndrome of ignorance. Peebles staff keep popping up and making comments that are baseless and void of reason. Stop, take a moment, admire my use of the English language. Stop, go and take your patients vital signs (maybe that is what you are competent in only). Peebles staff member come in this medium with the shield of ononymity and wagging their tongue. I know it's Peebles staff because the are making comments that only a staff member would be privy to. You post your nick name as "wow". Wow, you are truly dumb. Get back to work. Do the health profession a favor.......STAY OFF SOCIAL MEDIA
  • It's All About Money (16/01/2018, 21:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was out of contact for a bit so lost some days.

    Objective and Subjective truth you are one and the same. A sensible debater does not attack his opponent on the other side with personal attacks. He carefully, sensibly and objectively addresses and discredits each opposing point. And since you have not done this but stooped to distasteful attacks, you have not done your institution proud.

    THIS DEBATE IS NOT ABOUT WHETHER PEEBLES WAS CORRECT IN WHAT YOU APPEAR TO BE ACCUSING THEM OF. I am just saying to you and to Bougainvillea, we do not accept your propaganda and it defies common sense, and you have failed to show. that you and Bougainvillea discharged your duty of care. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, I have taken this on because the disaster recovery plan and all relevant patient transfer regimes need to address these points so that PATIENTS DO NOT SUFFER.

    I have also given you personal facts to back up my position, showing clearly where medical institutions allow patience to suffer in conditions less difficult that Irma/disasters.

    I do not work at either institution, I am not into health care and I am not seeking to keep my job after I stupidly stood up and exposed Bougainvillea in a public forum, as you did. I am a citizen with an opinion and I am saying to you, you are talking foolishness. Keep your belated facts, you should have presented them all when you stood up and put this matter on the table. AND AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR CEO TAKING PEEBLES TO TASK OFFICIALLY AND AT A HIGHER FORUM.

    Now you should get off this medium because you are clearly inept, you were not sent by Bougainvillea to speak out of turn on its behalf and you are too close to the situation as you would have realised that Peebles was not given a clean bill of health, either. But if you are the foolish CEO posing incognito on here, shame on you.

    My sole purpose is to ensure that medical institutions whether they be Bougainvillea, Peebles, Centro Medico or any other overseas medical institution do not have the chance to kill any more BVI transferred patients due to negligence and then stand up trying to put blame on others.

    I am neither pro nor con Peebles or Bougainvillea. We the public are just not prepared to take any lies. Had you been in American you would have been sued for your foolish mouth and fired.


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.




Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.