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BHeC Release National Health Accounts Report

BHeC Release National Health Accounts Report

The Bermuda Health Council has published the 2018 National Health Accounts Report which details health system costs for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2017. “These reports identify trends in the health system finance and expenditure and examine how Bermuda’s health system compares to that of other jurisdictions,” BHEC said. “These... Read more of this article

OBA: BHeC CEO Leaving Raises ‘Red Flags’

OBA: BHeC CEO Leaving Raises ‘Red Flags’

[Updated] The former CEO of the Bermuda Health Council being ‘separated’ from the job ”with no proper explanation should raise red flags,” Shadow Health Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin said today. Her comments follow after the Bermuda Health Council confirmed the “separation of employment” between the Council and their former... Read more of this article

Former CEO ‘Separates’ From Health Council

Former CEO ‘Separates’ From Health Council

The Bermuda Health Council confirmed the “separation of employment” today [Dec 7] between the Council and its former CEO Tawanna Wedderburn. The organisation said, “The Bermuda Health Council confirms the separation of employment today between the Council and its former CEO, Ms. Tawanna Wedderburn. “The Council will continue... Read more of this article

Allegations Of ‘Inappropriate Touching’ Of Child

Allegations Of ‘Inappropriate Touching’ Of Child

The Bermuda Health Council said they “recently received information about an unregulated health professional who allegedly engaged in inappropriate touching of a sexual nature with a child,” adding that they are “taking this step to highlight this information because of the risks faced by the public including children and other young... Read more of this article

Health Council: Making Healthcare Affordable

Health Council: Making Healthcare Affordable

The Bermuda Health Council conducted a survey to capture the public’s opinion about healthcare issues and the Health Council’s role in tackling these issues, and “75% of respondents felt the role of the Health Council is to protect the public by making healthcare affordable.” This is according to the Health Council which said, “In... Read more of this article

Health Council Launches Feedback Survey

Health Council Launches Feedback Survey

The Bermuda Health Council Feedback Survey has launched to provide the public with the “opportunity to weigh in on the future of the organization.” “The Health Council is encouraging everyone in Bermuda to participate. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and can be found here,” the organisation said. “The... Read more of this article

“Meeting The Needs Of The Communities”

“Meeting The Needs Of The Communities”

In response to Bermuda Health Council‘s recent statement “Health Council ‘Increasing Necessary Oversight’”, John Wight, CEO and President, BF&M Limited; Alison Hill, CEO, The Argus Group and Naz Farrow, CEO of Colonial Group International Ltd has released their joint statement. The statement said, “Meeting the needs of the communities... Read more of this article

Health Council ‘Increasing Necessary Oversight’

Health Council ‘Increasing Necessary Oversight’

The Bermuda Health Council is continuing its mission “to ensure that everyone in Bermuda can access healthcare without significant financial loss.” A spokesperson said, “Health insurance costs in Bermuda today range from approximately $5,200 to $21,600 per person per year. If you are at the bottom of this scale or have no insurance coverage... Read more of this article

BHeC Consultation On Affordable Healthcare

BHeC Consultation On Affordable Healthcare

The Bermuda Health Council said they plan to “consult in the coming weeks to discuss ways to make healthcare more affordable for all and build on the Ministry of Health’s initiative to modernize Bermuda Hospitals Board’s fees.” A spokesperson for the Bermuda Health Council said, “Healthcare is changing globally and locally and the... Read more of this article

Health Council Publishes Drug Pricing Tool

Health Council Publishes Drug Pricing Tool

The Bermuda Health Council has reformed how the public is able look up information about prescription drug pricing, publishing a consumer guidance tool that shows the prices of commonly used drugs on the island. A spokesperson said, “This tool can be found on our website. To find the suggested total cost for a drug, we have provided the lowest... Read more of this article

BHEC: ‘Healthcare System At Breaking Point’

BHEC: ‘Healthcare System At Breaking Point’

“Our healthcare system is at a breaking point,” the Bermuda Health Council [BHEC] said, adding that “we cannot continue with the status quo and we must make bold moves to change this course.” “Between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016 health expenditure was $701.4M which represents a $13M increase from the previous year,”... Read more of this article

BHEC: “A Win For Bermuda’s Health System”

BHEC: “A Win For Bermuda’s Health System”

The Bermuda Health Council said they are “elated at the passing of the Health Insurance Amendment Act 2017,” saying the “passing of this Act will now ensure that all dialysis treatments are covered by the Mutual Reinsurance Fund.” “This will increase efficiencies in payment and reduce health costs by consolidating expenditure... Read more of this article

Health Council List ‘Non-Compliant’ Employers’

Health Council List ‘Non-Compliant’ Employers’

The Bermuda Health Council said they are “experiencing a high rate of complaints from members of the public because employers are not providing health insurance coverage for their employees.” “Since January 2017, the Bermuda Health Council has received 147 complaints and queries related to employer health insurance coverage,”... Read more of this article