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BHB Updates On Genito-Urinary Cancer Care

BHB Updates On Genito-Urinary Cancer Care

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today [Feb 10] announced that the care of genito-urinary cancer patients will now come under its oncologists, Dr Sein Aung, Director of Oncology at BHB, and Dr Christopher Fosker. A spokesperson said, “Since 2009, Dr Mary-Ellen Taplin from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has visited Bermuda for a genito-urinary... Read more of this article

BHB Advisory: Zika Virus & Blood Donation

BHB Advisory: Zika Virus & Blood Donation

With the Zika Virus recently classified as a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern,’ the Bermuda Hospitals Board Blood is requesting anyone who donated blood after travelling anywhere in Mexico, Central or South America, the Caribbean or elsewhere in the tropics in the previous 28 days and who has developed two or more of the... Read more of this article

Kiwanis Donate $21,000 To KEMH Baby Unit

Kiwanis Donate $21,000 To KEMH Baby Unit

The Kiwanis Club of Bermuda has donated $21,000 towards a new incubator that will be used in the Special Care Baby Unit in the Maternity Department of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Christine Virgil, Clinical Director of Maternal Child, comments: “We are very grateful for this very kind donation. Such donations make a big difference on the... Read more of this article

Buildings On KEMH Campus To Be Demolished

Buildings On KEMH Campus To Be Demolished

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] will be demolishing two buildings at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital this year saying “both have been unoccupied and are in poor physical condition.” BHB said, “The Queen Elizabeth Nurses Residence [QENR] on Berry Hill Road and the section of the building that housed the Continuing Care Units [CCU] are... Read more of this article

Hospitals Board Release Six Month Financials

Hospitals Board Release Six Month Financials

The Bermuda Hospitals Board today [Jan 4] released information about its performance for the fiscal year to date, including six month unaudited financial details. “BHB employees are working hard to maintain high quality care in very challenging times,” BHB Chairman Peter Everson said. “Cost savings activities over the last few years have enabled... Read more of this article

Refinancing To Reduce BHB’s Service Payments

Refinancing To Reduce BHB’s Service Payments

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] and Paget Health Services [PHS]  announced that a refinancing of the Acute Care Wing Public Private Partnership Project’s senior debt has taken place, which will see BHB’s annual service payments reduced by $527,250 per year for the rest of the contract term of 29 years.BHB CEO, Venetta Symonds, comments: “PHS’s... Read more of this article

Jonathan Brewin Appointed As BHCT Chairman

Jonathan Brewin Appointed As BHCT Chairman

After 12 years of service, Mr. Philip Butterfield has announced that he will be stepping down from his position as Chairman of the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust [BHCT], effective December 31, 2015. Mr. Philip Butterfield, who has been at the helm of BHCT since inception states, “I feel privileged to have worked with such extraordinary people... Read more of this article

Ethical Issues Surrounding Long-Term Care

Ethical Issues Surrounding Long-Term Care

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] staff members are spending this week focusing on medical ethics, particularly the ethical issues that arise in long-term care situations. From 2-7 November medical ethics expert Dr Christy Simpson, head of the Bioethics Department at Dalhousie University in Halifax, will work with staff at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital... Read more of this article

BHB DREAM Team Offer Free Health Screenings

BHB DREAM Team Offer Free Health Screenings

Residents can take advantage of free health screenings as Bermuda Hospitals Board celebrates Diabetes and Chronic Lung Disease Awareness Month. The Chronic Disease Management Department of the hospital has been renamed Diabetes Respiratory Endocrine and Metabolism [DREAM] Centre to more precisely explain the services offered there. The accredited team... Read more of this article

Hospital Preparing: Potential Hurricane Impact

Hospital Preparing: Potential Hurricane Impact

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is preparing for a potential impact from Hurricane Joaquin on Sunday [Oct 4]. “Staff already know who will stay on-site in the event of a lock down at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute, and associated group homes to ensure inpatients and residents are fully supported without interruption,”... Read more of this article

MWI Sewage Plant Installation Is Now Complete

MWI Sewage Plant Installation Is Now Complete

The Bermuda Hospitals Board today [28 Sept] announced that a new sewage treatment plant at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute is now operational. Installation of the plant was completed last Monday and sewage waste is now being processed. BHB said, “The plant is now in the testing / commissioning stage and it is expected to go into full operation... Read more of this article

First Anniversary Of Hospital’s Acute Care Wing

First Anniversary Of Hospital’s Acute Care Wing

Today [Sept 14] is the first anniversary of the move to the hospital’s Acute Care Wing, and figures to the end of August indicate that hospital staff have seen 31,830 patients in the Emergency Department; performed 11,548 surgeries; and given 22,340 dialysis treatments and 28,271 x-rays. Chief of Staff Dr Michael Weitekamp said, “Today is the... Read more of this article

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