Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital


Belize’s healthcare policy is it adequately meeting and addressing the needs of the under serve?

by Hubert Pipersburgh Access to effective medical technologies, such as vaccines and HIV treatment, has dramatically lowered child mortality across the globe and afforded millions the opportunity to lead productive lives.  Yet, the recent deaths of a dozen or more newborn babies in the neonatal intensive care unit in the first 21 days of the month of May at Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) appears to be a tipping point in Belize’s public consciousness.  Belizeans have been asking themselves some tough questions: why does this happen so often and so much more in Belize than in other countries? Additionally, the […]


Grieving family exhume baby’s body after hospital mix-up 1

Belize’s Healthcare system has come under keen scrutiny recently in regards to the thirteen newborn deaths which occurred in the neonatal intensive care unit of the KHMH in the month of May. Tonight we have another “parent nightmare” involving a newborn baby, this time at the Western Regional Hospital. It’s hard enough having lost a baby but when the hospital misplaces the body, well that’s insult to injury.  This is the ordeal a first time mother and father had to come to terms with this past weekend. Orlando Muschamp: First of all, my daughter and my son-in-law went into the […]