St David’s Urgent Care Centre Hours Confirmed

November 30, 2013

The Bermuda Hospitals Board confirmed that the operating hours for the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre from Saturday 30 November 2013 will continue to be from 4pm to midnight on weekdays and midday to midnight over the weekends.

It will also open in the event the Causeway is closed.

The service had been planned to cease on Friday 29 November, however a directive was announced on Thursday 21 November by Government for the urgent care service to continue, while a more efficient and cost-effective solution is developed.

BHB said the Lamb Foggo facility will continue to provide:

  • Treatments for minor injuries and illness
  • X-ray diagnostics
  • An ambulance can be called if someone required Emergency Department services, but ambulances have never been regularly stationed at the UCC, as the fire service acted as first responders

BHB said, “Activities to close the facility had commenced following the business case going to Cabinet on Tuesday 29 October 2013. Redundancy agreements had been agreed with the two urgent care physicians prior to Thursday 21 November.

“Emergency nurse and Diagnostic Imaging technician schedules had also been changed. To continue the existing service, BHB had to negotiate physician coverage, as well as re-schedule nursing, admissions and technician staff.

“The urgent care centre service is led by a physician, with two nurses, one diagnostic technician and admissions clerk. This team assists people with minor injuries and illnesses.

“Life threatening injuries and illnesses, such as strokes, head injuries, heart attacks, and broken limbs, and people with serious airway, breathing or circulation problems, require services that have only ever been available at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH), such as surgery, specialist consults, full on-site lab, MRI and CT.

“People with such conditions should go straight to the Emergency Department, or call an ambulance, in order to receive the appropriate level of care.”

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  1. Kangoocar says:

    Can all the supporters of this waste of time “clinic” read over and over and over until it sinks in what little the place offers!! And then try and justify the waste of money!!! The plp and their sheeple should be ashamed of themselves, and have proven that they did not understand economics when they had their reign of terror,and they still don’t understand it today!!!!

  2. Vote for Me says:

    If we accept what you post as correct, how do you characterize the govt for overriding the BHB and ‘directing’ them to keep the UCC open?

    • Kangoocar says:

      Very simple, they caved into political pressure from the very party that caused all of our financial problems and I don’t agree with them on this !!! The only thing that i can say in the OBA’s favour on this is they only extended it for six months while trying to find a private business to take it over!!! I absolutely have no problem with a group of private people taking it over because that is how our economy should work!! Unlike the socialist way of thinking by the plp!! I just hope the OBA sticks to the 6 month deadline!!!!

  3. Eastender says:

    Thankyou OBA!

  4. yesman says:

    The whole issue with UCC is the fact that they operate from 4:00pm!! This is the reason why the average amount of patients per day is low. Who wants to wait to after 4:00pm to see a doctor?

  5. We have 2 STOP the bleeding and this little clinic is one of those things that are doing it right in front of peoples faces!

  6. Chalky White says:

    perhaps it would be less of a problem if the word “Urgent” was removed from the name…how does the Lamb Foggo Occasional Clinic sound?

  7. Prayerful says:

    I have mixed feelings about the clinic/ However, I would have appreciated it if the OBA spoke the truth from the beginning. We all know that a private entity had been in line to take over the facility, and that is not a bad thing.

    Just tell the truth!

    • Sandy Bottom says:

      Great. Let them take it over and make a profit, while servicing the community. That’s better than the government making a loss.

    • Mike Hind says:

      We do? We all know this? Who?