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Turning Point Counseling Temporarily Moved

Turning Point Counseling Temporarily Moved

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is advising the public that Turning Point outpatient counselling services have been temporarily relocated to the old Emergency Department at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, General Wing. Persons seeking services should contact the main office at 239-2038, 249-3403 or 249-3426. New or returning service users seeking... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo UCC Cup Match Holiday Hours

Lamb Foggo UCC Cup Match Holiday Hours

The Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC] in St David’s will be open from 4.00pm to midnight on Thursday and Friday and from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday this upcoming Cup Match holiday weekend according to the Bermuda Hospitals Board. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board wishes the public a happy and safe holiday weekend,... Read more of this article

Positive Response To ‘New Welcoming Policy’

Positive Response To ‘New Welcoming Policy’

A new “Welcoming Policy programme” has been introduced in the Acute Care Wing units of KEMH this month, which allows patients to select up to two people as official ‘support people’, who can be in attendance whenever a patient requests 24/7, or stay overnight if a patient wants them to. BHB said, “Launched on Monday 3 July 2017,... Read more of this article

BHB Appoints Dr Richmond As Chief Of Staff

BHB Appoints Dr Richmond As Chief Of Staff

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today [July 25] announces that it has appointed Michael Richmond MBChB FRCA FCAI [hon] as Chief of Staff following an extensive local and international recruitment process. He joins BHB on a three year contract. The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Venetta Symonds and is accountable to the Board and... Read more of this article

Doctors Association ‘Very Concerned’ About Cuts

Doctors Association ‘Very Concerned’ About Cuts

Following the recent cuts to reimbursement for diagnostic imaging, the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association said they are “very concerned about the effect these cuts will have on Bermudian businesses outside of Bermuda Hospitals Board, our colleagues, their employees and potentially their patients.” Bermuda Medical Doctors Association President... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo Care Centre To Close Tonight

Lamb Foggo Care Centre To Close Tonight

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is informing the public that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre will be closed  tonight [July 7] so that nursing resources can be redeployed to the emergency department at KEMH. A BHB spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board today informs the public that the Lamb Foggo UCC will be closed tonight so that nursing... Read more of this article

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

Meals for both patients and staff at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital are now prepared with fresh herbs grown at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] by service users of the Devonshire facility. The garden project at MWI started in March with between six and eight individuals from the learning disabled and the geriatric services. Participants... Read more of this article

First Responders Trained To Treat Jellyfish Stings

First Responders Trained To Treat Jellyfish Stings

A local expert in treating jellyfish stings, and in particular those of the Portuguese-Man-of-War variety, provided training to some first responders this month. Bermuda Hospitals Board’s [BHB] Dr David Wakely trained more than 20 Marine Police officers and Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers in the best way to treat burns and stings caused by Portuguese-Man-of-War. A... Read more of this article

Upgrades Complete For BHB’s CT Scanner

Upgrades Complete For BHB’s CT Scanner

On island radiation therapy is another step closer to being a reality, with the Bermuda Hospitals Board announcing that upgrades to one of its CT scanners have been completed. BHB Consultant Oncologist Dr Christopher Fosker’s interview on the new service – Part 1A spokesperson said, “Installation teams from General Electric [GE] and LAP... Read more of this article

BHB Survey To Help Shape Clinical Services

BHB Survey To Help Shape Clinical Services

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is inviting the community to share their perspectives on what is important about BHB services with a survey, which can be accessed here. “The anonymous online survey is being shared as part of BHB’s Clinical Services Planning project. The goal of the project is to listen to feedback, review healthcare data, and speak... Read more of this article

BHB Psychiatrist Helps Develop Prison Standard

BHB Psychiatrist Helps Develop Prison Standard

With nearly 11 million people in prisons worldwide, how should countries treat and manage prisoners with health problems? Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist Dr Seb Henagulph was called on to help the World Psychiatric Association develop a standard, which was published in February. The Prison Public Health Position Statement... Read more of this article

BHB Appoints Shields As Chief Financial Officer

BHB Appoints Shields As Chief Financial Officer

The Bermuda Hospitals Board has appointed Mr Bill Shields as Chief Financial Officer following an “extensive local and international recruitment process.” “The CFO at BHB is a legislated position in the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act 1970 and, as such, this appointment is approved by the Minister responsible for Health,” BHB said. “The... Read more of this article

St Andrew’s In UK To Provide Service For Inmates

St Andrew’s In UK To Provide Service For Inmates

St. Andrew’s Healthcare in the UK has been selected to provide service for inmates with psychiatric diagnoses, and currently there are “three inmates who would be candidates for this service,” local officials have confirmed, adding that “there are complex legal considerations that still need to be addressed before they can be transferred.” St... Read more of this article