The Accident and Emergency Department is committed to the provision of quality, timely emergency care, to acutely sick and injured persons; both citizens and visitors alike.
Formerly known as QEH Casualty, the department was transformed in 1990 into the new A&E Department.
The department was pioneered by Dr Irvine Brancker and Dr Van Tyne. It opened with a team of initially 12 junior doctors and 2 consultants. Presently, there are 20 doctors in the department.
As the busiest department in the hospital, they attend to approximately 45,000 patients each year.
Offering patient care en par with some first world countries, Dr Chaynie Williams, the first female head of the department, applauds the skill set of her staff and also notes that the A&E improvement programme has put measures in place to make the visit to A&E a more comfortable one, including the addition of patient advocates, a redesign of the physical space, improvements to staffing compliments, improved outreach and efficiencies plus a concerted, ongoing effort to reduce waiting times.