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Lamb Foggo Temporarily Reduces Hours

Lamb Foggo Temporarily Reduces Hours

As part of its winter planning, Bermuda Hospitals Board announced that between December 16 2019 and January 31 2020, week time opening hours at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre will be 6-10pm, rather than 4pm-midnight, and during these reduced weekday hours there will not be an x-ray service. “Weekend hours will remain unchanged during this... Read more of this article

Column: OBA MP Ben Smith On Health Plan

Column: OBA MP Ben Smith On Health Plan

[Opinion column written by Ben Smith] Reform to the healthcare system is one of the single biggest topics in Bermuda right now. If you haven’t heard about the proposed changes, please start to look and understand what could be coming your way. In Bermuda, we all have a bad habit of not paying close attention to changes when we don’t think they will... Read more of this article

NMAC Welcomes Dr. Jeffrey MacLeod

NMAC Welcomes Dr. Jeffrey MacLeod

Dr. Jeffrey MacLeod has joined the staff of Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center [NMAC]. A spokesperson said, “Dr. MacLeod brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare to NMAC, having studied medicine and surgery at Flinders University in South Australia, before completing the Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice in the United... Read more of this article

Dr Coleman To Speak At “Docs For Dinner”

Dr Coleman To Speak At “Docs For Dinner”

The “Docs for Dinner” event — which was originally scheduled for October 31st — has been rescheduled and will now be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Café Lido. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m. Speaker for the event, Dr. Pamela Coleman graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry... Read more of this article

Minister Wilson Opens IFFB Competition & Expo

Minister Wilson Opens IFFB Competition & Expo

Minister of Health Kim Wilson officially opened Bermuda’s first IFFB Professional League Bodybuilding Competition and Fitness Expo at CedarBridge Academy on Saturday [Dec 7]. Minister Wilson said during her opening remarks, “Thank you to organizers – Absolute Focus and Smith Technologies – for coordinating this event which has as one of... Read more of this article

OBA Call For Health Plans To Be ‘Put On Hold’

OBA Call For Health Plans To Be ‘Put On Hold’

[Updated] “The Premier needs to accept that Bermudians are deeply worried about universal health care plans and must put them on hold until more details are available,” Shadow Health Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin said. Ms. Gordon-Pamplin said, “We have seen the Chamber of Commerce say that, ‘Government must pause and carefully consider... Read more of this article

Minister: Upgrades To Bermuda Health Strategy

Minister: Upgrades To Bermuda Health Strategy

As the public consultation on health financing reforms conclude, the Minister of Health announced that the “broader health strategy, which includes financing reform, will be updated to address the wider health issues affecting Bermuda.” Health Minister Kim Wilson said, “We all want affordable and high-quality healthcare. Together, we are... Read more of this article

BHB Advisory: Road Closure At KEMH On Dec 9

BHB Advisory: Road Closure At KEMH On Dec 9

There will be a temporary road closure on Monday, December 9th at the KEMH campus. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board advises the public of a temporary road closure scheduled for Monday 9 December 2019 on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] campus. The closure will affect both vehicular and pedestrian through traffic from approximately... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Health Plan

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Health Plan

[Updated] Age Concern Bermuda is holding a Town Hall Meeting regarding the proposed health plan this evening [Dec 4] at the Salvation Army Citadel on North Street in Hamilton, and the live video is below. The panel is scheduled to include Dr. Henry Dowling of the Bermuda Medical Doctors’ Association; Dr. Ricki Brathwaite of the Bermuda Health Council;... Read more of this article

BHB Appoints Wedderburn As Clinical Director

BHB Appoints Wedderburn As Clinical Director

The Bermuda Hospitals Board today [Dec 4] announced that Tawanna Wedderburn has been appointed as the new Clinical Director of Mental Health Services at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. She takes on the role from Monday December 9th 2019, as Mr Glenn Caisey who held the position for more than 20 years, is retiring from this post. Reporting to the... Read more of this article

BCHC MOvember Event Winners

BCHC MOvember Event Winners

On Friday, November 28, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC]] hosted the Gillette-sponsored ‘MOfinale’ at the Dog House, with a crowd of more than 50 supporters on hand to cheer on the night’s winners. A spokesperson said, “Growing the MO remains the ultimate sacrifice and was awarded in the following categories:Ultimate Mo... Read more of this article

Health Minister Wilson On Bermuda Health Plan

Health Minister Wilson On Bermuda Health Plan

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson “urged the public to be cautious of misinformation being disseminated about the Bermuda Health Plan through social media.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim N. Wilson, JP, MP today urged the public to be cautious of misinformation being disseminated about the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: Celebrating IDPD With Valerie Wade

Video: Celebrating IDPD With Valerie Wade

In the fifth, and final, of a series of interviews in honour of today’s International Day for Persons with Disabilities [IDPD], the Bermuda Disability Advisory Council spotlights Valerie Wade. The series is a collaboration between the Bermuda Disability Advisory Council and CITV, who said they “put together a series of interviews to highlight... Read more of this article