About HOH, Horacio Oduber Hospital

About HOH, Horacio Oduber Hospital

So, imagine EIGHTY of your associates get together and sign a letter that clearly states “The King Is Naked,” outlining why you are useless, and dangerous, and that you kill people with your negligence.

Would you react?

Would you spring into action to fix areas of concern and neglect?

Would you at least answer your associates?

Or, would you ‘Met Arubaanse Ogen,’ simply turn your back and sulk, never talking to ‘these people’ again, and totally ignoring their cry for help.

If you were the MinHealth and the secret political alliance, the triumvirat at HOH, you would opt to disregard the cry-babies, and shrug calamities away, because your statistics, if you are keeping any, are still not that bad.

I hear through the grapevine that Dutch inspection is coming, to help make some people accountable.

What am I talking about?

On April 15th, 2019, 80 HOH specialists signed a blood-curdling petition and I am quoting: “Unfortunately, we see how decision-making and functionality on multiple levels within HOH, in particular the Executive Board, is increasingly and structurally failing, with (potentially) disastrous consequences.  We emphasize our concern regarding the current unacceptable situation and identified six main areas in which we believe the organization is seriously inadequate.”

O Lordie, Lordie. When the specialists say potentially disastrous consequences, they mean: People are dying.

The six areas of concern were the following — the letter was BTW published by Noticia Cla in April, but perhaps the content got lost in the general fabricated chatter. And you must forgive my occasional comprehension mistakes, hoog Dutch is not my forte.

One: The specialists were never consulted regarding HOH’s renovation project, they were NOT asked for input. Moreover, during construction, sections were opened and closed without prior notice, which resulted in inadequate patient-care. And they had to point out to management that the design did not call for operating-room improvements.

Two: The convenient and puzzling firing of the CFO, left board members in the charge, WITHOUT financial oversight.

Three: HOH’s HR department is seriously dysfunctional, failing to finalize recruitment of recommended specialists and remaining totally indifferent to work permit requirements. They are especially ungrateful when candidate recommendations are made.

(I know from my inner-circle that there are SERIOUS problems in filling oncological needs)

Four: The purchasing department is chaotic. Running out of stock on essentials, with chronic, inadequate supply levels, in operating rooms, and in aftercare. Zero communications between keepers of inventory and those walking the floors.  Malfunctioning equipment, no technical support, no training. Why? Because of HOH’s distinguished mal-pagador status.

Five:  Unreliable test results. HOH’s lab is a mess. Often, there are no test kits, the equipment is broken, and results get lost, it is a critical system and it is failing.

Six: There is no electronic prescription system, one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing and patients are prescribed conflicting medications which run the risk of unwanted side-effects for lack of a proper medication management system.

Dear Reader, are you scared? Would you check into HOH after reading the above? Would you go to the Landslab to get work done, when all specialist say the results cannot be trusted.


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July 02, 2019
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