BHB: RFI To Maximise Use Of Lamb Foggo UCC

October 17, 2016

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is starting a Request For Information [RFI] process for maximising the use of the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC] facility.

“BHB is committed to maintaining the current remit of the UCC however the goal is to optimize the use the UCC facility to improve community health,” a spokesperson said.

“Current service provisions from the facility will continue including the out-of-hours urgent care service, the opening of the facility when the Causeway is closed, and the use of the facility in the event of a disaster in the East End or at the airport. BHB believes, however, that outside of these hours, the facility could be used for other medical services.

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“BHB is open to all responses and ideas on how best to use the UCC facility, provided they are consistent with BHB’s Corporate Strategic Plan and healthcare mandate.

“A potential partner may propose to repurpose the UCC during its current down time or they may propose to assume full responsibility for the current UCC operation. The BHB will not consider proposals that compromise the current standard of out-of-hours services available to residents.”

Chief Operating Officer [KEMH], R. Scott Pearman, comments: “The UCC is a prime yet under-utilized healthcare facility.

“There is a clear opportunity for primary care, specialist physicians or allied health providers to make recommendations that would add value and improve the health and well-being of the East End and the community in general. Making available the UCC’s spare capacity to entrepreneurs will increase the productivity of existing healthcare resources.”

“Our new strategic plan seeks to improve community health through collaboration and partnership. We are seeking to work with the community, rather than expand the hospital’s scope of service, so that the healthcare system and people in Bermuda benefit through efficient and effective services.

“The RFI will help us develop an effective and focused RFP as we will have a much clearer idea on what are the potential market solutions.”

The RFI document can be obtained by interested parties from Mr. Anthony Hunter, Director of Commercial Procurement by emailing Anthony.Hunter@bhb.bm by 21 October 2016.

Closing date for respondents to the RFI will be the 1 November 2016.

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  1. somuchless says:

    The obvious – the facility is costing the tax payers to much with little return. More debt.

  2. watching says:

    LOL you want to increase services at the UCC but you are giving Hamilton Medical center free reign to basically duplicate (and more) everything that is done at the UCC. Seems contradictory to me.

  3. aceboy says:

    You would have thought this should have been done BEFORE building it. But no……

    • Sickofantz says:

      not sue how anyone can dislike your factual comment!

  4. Toleratate says:

    Start with closing the clinic at the top of Barracks Hill and moving the services to the UCC. One less building to maintain. Level the old clinic creating a small Park area.
    The old clinic/dentist building is over 40 years old.

  5. Just a thought says:

    To my knowledge, the Health Dept still operates a Community Health Clinic in St. Georges, and from what I see the building is in a sad state. Wouldn’t it make sense to merger the two rather than keep two facilities going? It amazes me that the Health Dept and BHB are so out of touch with each other yet supposedly fall under the same umbrella.