Winter Hours At UCC To Remain Through Feb

January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The weekday winter opening hours at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre of 6-10pm will continue until the end of February.

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A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board today announces that the weekday winter opening hours at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre of 6-10pm will continue until the end of February, with a nurse and physician service, but no x-ray. On weekends, the UCC will operate as normal from midday to midnight, with the usual full service including x-ray.

“The winter hours were introduced on 16 December 2019 as part of BHB’s proactive winter planning to focus resources on the Emergency Department where flu and respiratory illnesses drive up attendances. Originally planned to end on 31 January, the reduced hours have been extended as attendances in the Emergency Department are still rising.”

Chief of Emergency Dr Chikezie Dean Okereke comments: “It is unfortunate, but our Emergency Department continues to experience an increase in flu and respiratory illness related attendances.

“We had hoped to have got through the worst pressures of the season, but each year the peak in attendances can vary. The temporary reduction in weekday hours keeps the UCC open when it is busiest, but allows us to focus resources where the clinical need is greatest and ensure patients with the most pressing medical needs are attended to in a more timely manner.”

“Should the causeway close for any reason and at any time, the UCC will open in line with current practice.”

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