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Dementia Care Practitioners Receive Certificates

Dementia Care Practitioners Receive Certificates

Twenty caregivers recently received their certifications as Dementia Care Practitioners, with a ceremony held to mark the occasion. Yana Swainson from Bermuda In Home Care explained they believe that it is very important to have continuing education. “Dementia is a very difficult disease to manage. This is why I brought in a specialist from the... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo Centre Restricted Hours Today

Lamb Foggo Centre Restricted Hours Today

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] advised the public that there will be “restricted opening hours for the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre on Saturday 16 December due to nurse availability.” “It will be open from 4pm to midnight, rather than mid-day to midnight. The UCC will return to normal weekend opening hours on Sunday 17 December,... Read more of this article

Scheduled “Flu Express” To Be Postponed

Scheduled “Flu Express” To Be Postponed

The “Flu Express” which was to take place this Monday and Tuesday has been postponed as the “manufacturer sent an incorrect presentation of the vaccine in error.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Health wishes to advise the public that although the correct influenza vaccine was ordered, the manufacturer... Read more of this article

AON Donate $10K For Radiation Therapy

AON Donate $10K For Radiation Therapy

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC] announced today [Dec 15] that AON Group [Bermuda] Ltd. had gifted $10,000 to support BCHC’s radiation therapy initiative. This donation brings BCHC close to reaching the $10M radiation therapy capital campaign goal funding the design, build and medical equipment for the Radiation Therapy Unit which opened in... Read more of this article

Flu Vaccine Available From December 18

Flu Vaccine Available From December 18

From December 18, the seasonal influenza [flu] vaccine will be available to the public from the Department of Health, at a cost of $10.00 per shot, and free of charge for persons over the age of 65 years. A spokesperson said, “Starting 18 December, the seasonal influenza [flu] vaccine will be available to the public from the Department of Health,... Read more of this article

BHEC: “A Win For Bermuda’s Health System”

BHEC: “A Win For Bermuda’s Health System”

The Bermuda Health Council said they are “elated at the passing of the Health Insurance Amendment Act 2017,” saying the “passing of this Act will now ensure that all dialysis treatments are covered by the Mutual Reinsurance Fund.” “This will increase efficiencies in payment and reduce health costs by consolidating expenditure... Read more of this article

Runners Raise Over $20K For Radiation Therapy

Runners Raise Over $20K For Radiation Therapy

Earlier this year, three incredible runners took to the street of London to run 26.2 miles at the Virgin Money London Marathon. Each step they took was a worthy cause; to help raise money for Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s new radiation therapy unit. As final donations have now been received, the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre said would like... Read more of this article

Ice Skating Raises $1K For Diabetes Association

Ice Skating Raises $1K For Diabetes Association

Planning Factory Bermuda [PFB] has donated almost $1,000 to the Bermuda Diabetes Association [BDA], raised during the Grand Opening of St. George Skates on November at Somers Garden in St. George. The family and community friendly event, back for its second year with the help of Presenting Sponsors, RUBiS and Bermuda Gas, and also linked up with PFB... Read more of this article

Donate Blood In Honour Of A Loved One

Donate Blood In Honour Of A Loved One

Struggling to know what to get someone you love for Christmas? This year you can donate blood in their honour and give them a special Christmas Card thanking them for helping save a life over the holidays. Everyone who donates blood from Monday 11 December through to the New Year, will be able to write a note for the person they love in a special card... Read more of this article

BHB Wins At 2017 International WOW! Awards

BHB Wins At 2017 International WOW! Awards

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has been voted Workplace of the Year by the international employee recognition programme The WOW! Awards. BHB’s Child and Adolescent Services placed second in the WOW! What a Team category. BHB was shortlisted in the two categories from more than 20,000 nominations submitted to the independent customer service awards... Read more of this article

Bermuda Urology Clinic To Host Meet & Greet

Bermuda Urology Clinic To Host Meet & Greet

Bermuda Urology Clinic will be hosting their first meet and greet event on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at Hamilton Princess Hotel. This meet and greet will feature Dr. Abdull Musbahi Director at Bermuda Urology Clinic who will be presenting on the topic “Changing the Face of Bermuda Urology in 2017”. “Dr. Musbahi, a Libyan national, has practiced... Read more of this article

Health Council List ‘Non-Compliant’ Employers’

Health Council List ‘Non-Compliant’ Employers’

The Bermuda Health Council said they are “experiencing a high rate of complaints from members of the public because employers are not providing health insurance coverage for their employees.” “Since January 2017, the Bermuda Health Council has received 147 complaints and queries related to employer health insurance coverage,”... Read more of this article

‘Essential We Ensure All People Can Contribute’

‘Essential We Ensure All People Can Contribute’

Minister of Health Kim Wilson highlighted World AIDS Day and the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, saying that “given Bermuda’s scarce resources – especially human resources – it is essential that we ensure that all of our people can make a contribution to society.”Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 1], the... Read more of this article