Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Media Advisory


 

 

Postponement of Electives due to limited blood supply

 

 

Belize City, Belize – The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority advises the public of an ongoing situation at our facility in relation to the availability of blood products necessary for Elective and Urgent surgeries.  For the past two and a Half weeks there has been a shortage of available blood due to a limited blood supply and restrictions imposed by the Blood Bank of the Ministry of Health. We have been able to continue life-saving surgeries up to this point, but unfortunately electives have been suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience caused as it is a situation beyond our control.   As soon as the Blood Bank services return to normal functioning so will our full spate of surgical services.