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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

BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

[Updated] “Every single bed in our Emergency Department and in our new Acute Care Wing is completely full,” Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] CEO Venetta Symonds said today, adding that, “I will go as far as to say that operationally, internally to BHB it is a crisis.” Ms. Symonds said, “There are no patient beds right now at the... Read more of this article

First Laparoscopic Kidney Removal At BHB

First Laparoscopic Kidney Removal At BHB

Hundreds of nephrectomies [removal of kidney] have been performed in Bermuda over the years, however the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said they have now recorded the first case of a patient having the procedure done laparoscopically. A spokesperson said, “Urologist Dr Gordon Kooiman joined BHB last December. A specialist not only in urology... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo Centre To Re-Open On March 1st

Lamb Foggo Centre To Re-Open On March 1st

The Bermuda Hospitals Board will re-open the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC] on Wednesday 1 March 2017. The east end facility was temporarily closed last month for “floor replacement work as well as other minor repairs and upgrades to the physical plant.” Marshall Minors, Vice President, Facilities Management & Estates, comments:... Read more of this article

BHB: ‘Sustained Surge In Demand’ At Hospital

BHB: ‘Sustained Surge In Demand’ At Hospital

Bermuda is “currently experiencing higher levels of flu and respiratory illness” and this along with an “aging and increasingly chronically ill community, as well as difficulty discharging seniors due to the lack of community nursing home facilities, has caused a sustained surge in demand,” the Bermuda Hospitals Board said, adding... Read more of this article

Photos: Legacy Bricks To Honour Loved Ones

Photos: Legacy Bricks To Honour Loved Ones

This afternoon [Feb 21], a group of supporters gathered to have their photos taken with the engraved bricks at the entrance to the new Acute Care Wing at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, with the bricks serving to honour family, friends, loved ones and special organisations. “Among those honoured today was Lady Jacqueline Swan, a founding trustee... Read more of this article

BHB Thanks The ‘Open Space’ Event Participants

BHB Thanks The ‘Open Space’ Event Participants

“Bermuda Hospitals Board would like to thank members of the public who participated in our Open Space event on Thursday 2 February,” Bermuda Hospitals Board CEO & President Venetta Symonds said. “Over 90 people attended and took part in open frank discussions on topics related to the theme of the night: “What can we do to get... Read more of this article

General Consent Form Takes Full Effect: Jan 30

General Consent Form Takes Full Effect: Jan 30

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said they wish to remind the public that “all patients have to expressly consent to their care before medical treatment or services can be afforded.” “The General Consent form was introduced in August but started with a few departments. On Monday, January 30, this requirement will be applicable in... Read more of this article

BHB Introduces Patient-Centred Medical Home

BHB Introduces Patient-Centred Medical Home

The Bermuda Hospitals Board said they have “invested in a pilot project to help combat the impact of chronic disease including cost.” The Patient-Centred Medical Home [PCMH] programme is an outpatient referral service for individuals with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, who are not currently seeing a GP and who are under- or uninsured. “The... Read more of this article

Conversation About Improving Health Services

Conversation About Improving Health Services

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is inviting the community to join a conversation about improving services at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute at an ‘Open Space’ event on Thursday 2 February 2017, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Pier Six, on Front Street, Hamilton. Refreshments will be provided. BHB CEO, Venetta... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo To Be Closed For One Month

Lamb Foggo To Be Closed For One Month

The Bermuda Hospitals Board advised that they are replacing the vinyl flooring at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC], and the UCC will be temporarily closed after Thursday, January 19th, and it is “expected to re-open for business as usual in mid-February.”Marshall Minors, Vice President, Facilities Management & Estates, comments:... Read more of this article

Ceiling Tiles Fall In Maternity Room At KEMH

Ceiling Tiles Fall In Maternity Room At KEMH

Some tiles in the ceiling of a patient room in KEMH’s maternity area fell over the weekend, resulting from damage caused by a leak. A photo of the aftermath was posted on Facebook, showing the fallen tiles on a patient bed, and in response a hospital spokesperson said they ”understand this may cause concern in the community and “we... Read more of this article