Published On: Fri, Apr 26th, 2013

Healthcare Inspectorate wants Vascular Surgeon for Curacao

"Diabetes, hypertension and obesity causes many vascular problems". "Too high percentage of limb amputations."

Sint Elizabeth HospitalWILLEMSTAD - The Healthcare Inspectorate has sent a letter to the St. Elisabeth Hospital containing the request to appoint a vascular surgeon on short term.

Obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes are relatively common on this island. This leads to above average problems with blood vessels. In addition, there is a high percentage of dialysis, whereby an optimal vascular care should be provided.

The situation described requires optimal quality vascular surgery. At this time, the vascular surgery is performed through one or more general surgeons, who have not been trained for this type of surgery. The Inspectorate considers this no longer justified, especially now that there are signs that a skilled vascular surgeon is willing to settle on the island.

The Healthcare Inspectorate requires the management of the Curacao General Hospital to hire a responsible vascular surgeon.

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