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BHB Release Covid-19 Self-Assessment

BHB Release Covid-19 Self-Assessment

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] Emergency Department in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Chief Medical Officer and the island’s primary care providers, has “created an easy-to-follow one-page self-assessment guide for members of the community who are concerned they may be infected with Covid-19.” “The checklist/guide assigns... Read more of this article

BHB Offers Telephone Support Line For Families

BHB Offers Telephone Support Line For Families

The Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Child & Adolescent Services [CAS] team is offering telephone support for “families with children who are worried or fearful about the Covid-19 pandemic.” A spokesperson explained, “CAS offers mental health services for children up to 18 years old. “Usually delivering services from the Mid-Atlantic... Read more of this article

DPT To Provide Temporary KEMH Bus Service

DPT To Provide Temporary KEMH Bus Service

Effective Sunday, March 29th, the Department of Public Transportation will provide a daily bus service for Bermuda Hospital Board employees commuting to and from the hospital. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Tourism and Transport and the Department of Public Transportation (DPT) advises the public that effective Sunday, 29 March 2020, the... Read more of this article

‘We Stay Here For You, You Stay Home For Us’

‘We Stay Here For You, You Stay Home For Us’

Bermuda Hospitals Board staff are encouraging the public to do their part to prevent the spread of Covid-19, with a group of staff members posing with signs saying “We stay here for you, you stay home for us.” In an online post, the BHB said, “Every minute of every day, all BHB staff are committed to caring for our community. Perioperative... Read more of this article

BHB: 48 New Beds Arrive At The Hospital

BHB: 48 New Beds Arrive At The Hospital

Bermuda Hospitals Board today announced that an additional 48 new beds have arrived on site at KEMH; they were originally planned to replace old beds, but the hospital will now use them as additional stock to increase capacity in case they get a surge of Covid-19 patients. Judy Richardson, Chief of Nursing comments: “When the beds were ordered originally... Read more of this article

BHB On Ventilators, Beds, Staffing, Preparation

BHB On Ventilators, Beds, Staffing, Preparation

The island’s medical professionals are in full scale preparation mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Bermuda Hospital Board [BHB] has provided an overview of the steps and measures being taken. They stressed that the “community actions now – social distancing, washing hands, not touching our eyes, nose, and mouth, adhering to quarantine... Read more of this article

BHB: KEMH Campus Road Closure On March 24

BHB: KEMH Campus Road Closure On March 24

Bermuda Hospitals Board advises the public of a temporary road closure scheduled for Tuesday 24 March, on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] campus. “The closure will affect both vehicular and pedestrian through traffic from approximately 6pm until midnight,” a spokesperson said. “To facilitate the replacement of beds in... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Latest Bermuda Hospital Advisory

Covid-19: Latest Bermuda Hospital Advisory

People are being advised not to visit patients or residents other than in exceptional circumstances, and the Emergency Department is also asking people to come alone if possible, or just one companion if essential. Further Restricting Visitors A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board today announces that it will be further restricting visitors... Read more of this article

BHB: Appointment-Only For Imaging, Lab Tests

BHB: Appointment-Only For Imaging, Lab Tests

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues, the Bermuda Hospitals Board announced that an appointment-only system will be implemented for routine Imaging Services and Lab tests. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board is today moving to an appointment-only system for routine Imaging Services and Lab tests. This doesn’t affect diagnostics... Read more of this article

Photos: BHB Sets Up Tent For Covid-19 Testing

Photos: BHB Sets Up Tent For Covid-19 Testing

As part of their preparations for possible Covid-19 cases, the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has set up a tent in order to test processes. “The tent was set up to test our processes for separation of patients presenting with possible Covid-19. It hasn’t had to be used for actual patients yet,” a BHB spokesperson explained.The Bermuda... Read more of this article

BHB Restricts Visits, Suspends Elective Surgery

BHB Restricts Visits, Suspends Elective Surgery

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, Bermuda Hospitals Board has announced both the suspension of non-urgent, elective surgery and the introduction of visitor restrictions to all BHB facilities. Suspension of Non-Urgent, Elective Surgery The BHB website said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board today announces the suspension of non-urgent, elective surgery... Read more of this article

87 Visit KEMH Due To Road Accidents In Feb

87 Visit KEMH Due To Road Accidents In Feb

87 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre last month due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. According to the BHB, “Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics for the period 1 January – 29 February 2020, shows the following:“87... Read more of this article

March 9/10: Traffic Disruptions At KEMH Campus

March 9/10: Traffic Disruptions At KEMH Campus

There will be no through traffic between Point Finger Road and Berry Hill Road on the KEMH campus from 6am to 11am on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board advises the public that there will be no through traffic between Point Finger Road and Berry Hill Road on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH]... Read more of this article