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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

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