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EMS: Emergency Medical Services Week

EMS: Emergency Medical Services Week

Bermuda’s Emergency Medical Services [EMS] are highlighting the work they do in the community this week, and you can join them outside City Hall on Wednesday 22 May from 11am to 2pm. The event will feature EMS members in Bermuda including EMT’s from Bermuda Hospitals Board and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, The Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda... Read more of this article

BHB Appoints Jamieson As New Endocrinologist

BHB Appoints Jamieson As New Endocrinologist

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has announced the appointment of Andrew Jamieson, MRCP[UK] PhD, as a consultant endocrinologist on an initial two-year contract. Dr Jamieson started on 4 May, filling the vacancy left in 2018 with the departure of Annabel Fountain, MD. A spokesperson said, “Dr Jamieson, from Paisley, Scotland, received his degree... Read more of this article

Bermuda Hospitals Board Annual Report Tabled

Bermuda Hospitals Board Annual Report Tabled

Minister of Health Kim Wilson tabled the 2014 Annual Report from the Bermuda Hospitals Board in the House of Assembly today [May 10], and said it “marks what is expected to be a process of publishing the next five outstanding Annual Reports to bring BHB in line with its legislated requirements over the course of the coming fiscal year.” The... Read more of this article

Video: Update On BHB & Johns Hopkins

Video: Update On BHB & Johns Hopkins

[Updated] The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] and Johns Hopkins Medicine International are holding a press conference this morning [May 7] to “provide an update about progress and activity to improve the quality of on-island hospital care through the clinical affiliation between the two organisations.” We will have additional coverage later... Read more of this article

BHB’s Nicole Jackson Wins International Award

BHB’s Nicole Jackson Wins International Award

Did you know that there is a team of nurses at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with specialist training in needle and catheter insertion Commonly referred to as the intravenous [IV] nursing team, these nurses are called in when patients with blood vessels that are difficult to access need IV treatment and therapies. And the Bermuda Hospitals Board‘s IV... Read more of this article

BHB Celebrates Occupational Health Nurses

BHB Celebrates Occupational Health Nurses

Laurie Smith and Muriel Williams are Occupational Health Nurses at Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. They work to create a culture of health and safety for all BHB employees. A spokesperson said, “They are among the first staff new employees meet as they conduct the pre-employment health assessments. During these appointments their aim is to convey... Read more of this article

Hospital Implements Hand Hygiene Audit

Hospital Implements Hand Hygiene Audit

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s [BHB] Infection Prevention and Control Department are working to increase public awareness of the importance of healthcare workers using good hand hygiene. “A pilot project asking patients to report their observations will start in some BHB outpatient services 1 April 2019,” a spokesperson said. “The hand... Read more of this article

KEMH Road Closure Set For Tomorrow

KEMH Road Closure Set For Tomorrow

There will be no through vehicular traffic on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] campus from Berry Hill Road to Point Finger Road tomorrow [March 13]. A spokesperson said, “There will be a crane in the roadway near Agape House to replace an air conditioning pump. Traffic entering from Berry Hill Road will be able to access the General... Read more of this article

BHEC: ‘Innovation In Hospital Financing’

BHEC: ‘Innovation In Hospital Financing’

The Bermuda Health Council released an ‘issue brief’ on the “Government of Bermuda’s intention to introduce transformative innovation into the way hospital services are paid.” “The Ministry of Health will transition to a single payment mechanism for the Bermuda Hospitals Board that will put our healthcare system on a... Read more of this article

BHB Upgrading Phone System Overnight

BHB Upgrading Phone System Overnight

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is advising the public that they should call the mainline numbers if they experience trouble calling a department directly between 12.00am and 6.00am tomorrow [March 7] due to an upgrade to their phone system, noting that 911 services will not be affected. A spokesperson said, “Members of the public who need call... Read more of this article

BHB Advisory: KEMH Asphalt Resurfacing Works

BHB Advisory: KEMH Asphalt Resurfacing Works

There will be no through vehicular traffic on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] campus from Berry Hill Road to Point Finger Road this weekend due to asphalt sealing work. A spokesperson said, “Asphalt sealing work will take place on the section of roadway between KEMH’s General Wing and its Acute Care Wing [ACW]. This section of road... Read more of this article

Decision On Hospital Response To PATI Request

Decision On Hospital Response To PATI Request

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has issued her latest decision, this one related to searches for records held by the Bermuda Hospitals Board following a PATI request. The ICO office said, “This decision concerns the reasonableness of a search conducted by the Bermuda Hospitals Board in response to a PATI request related to the number... Read more of this article

Public Advisory: KEMH Roof Sealing Works

Public Advisory: KEMH Roof Sealing Works

The roof at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] is currently having some repairs done on it and the Bermuda Hospitals Board is advising the work is expected to last “several weeks”. A BHB spokesperson said, “Work to seal a section of the roof at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] has begun. The work is expected to last several... Read more of this article