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Suspected Case Of Chikungunya In Bermuda

Suspected Case Of Chikungunya In Bermuda

The Department of Health confirmed that the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit was notified of a suspected case of Chikungunya in July 2014, in a person who had a history of travel to an area with ongoing cases of chikungunya infection. A spokesperson said, “Laboratory testing results do not confirm chikungunya, dengue or influenza. The case will... Read more of this article

Videos: Talks Outline Acute Care Wing Project

Videos: Talks Outline Acute Care Wing Project

In order to put a human face on the island’s new Acute Care Wing, the Bermuda Hosptials Board [BHB] has released a series of videos that include open discussions with people close to the project, including its lead engineer, the BHB President and CEO, the project manager, and others. The Acute Care Wing is currently very close to completion and... Read more of this article

BHB Offering Tours Of New Acute Care Wing

BHB Offering Tours Of New Acute Care Wing

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is laying on free public tours as well as a paid fundraising tour of the new Acute Care Wing as it gets closer to completion. A spokesperson said, “You have a chance to tour the new Acute Care Wing in style by attending Tour d’oeuvres. Organised by Bermuda Hospitals Board, the event will feature hors d’oeuvres,... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Resistance’ By Some To Health Survey

Minister: ‘Resistance’ By Some To Health Survey

Progress on completing the STEPS to a Well Bermuda survey has “hit a road bump” as there has been “surprising resistance by some in the community to being surveyed,” Minister of Health, Seniors & Environment Jeanne Atherden in the House of Assembly today [July 18]. The Minister said, “The STEPS to a Well Bermuda survey... Read more of this article

Health Minister On PAHO Meeting In Washington

Health Minister On PAHO Meeting In Washington

In the House of Assembly today [July 18], Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden reported on her attendance at a meeting of the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories Ministers of Health, which was organized by the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO]. As well as Bermuda, Ministers from Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman... Read more of this article

Hemp Vap Kit Tests Positive For Cannabis

Hemp Vap Kit Tests Positive For Cannabis

The Department of Health has advised the public that recent analysis of a ‘Hemp Vap device’ revealed that the “liquid in the atomizer tested positive for the presence of the primary ingredient Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] of the controlled drug Cannabis. “THC is responsible for the ‘high’ felt after consumption and... Read more of this article

Horizon Health Appoints Summerlin & Frith

Horizon Health Appoints Summerlin & Frith

Horizon Health has appointed April Summerlin as Pilates Instructor and Xande Frith as Personal Trainer. Ms. Summerlin’s role is to work one-on-one with clients on the Reformer, Cadillac and Wall Unit to help each client gain alignment and rid the body of pain. She will teach group mat classes using the Authentic Pilates method. Caroline Tee, owner... Read more of this article

People’s Pharmacy Wins KEMH Contract

People’s Pharmacy Wins KEMH Contract

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today announced that People’s Pharmacy was the successful bidder for the outpatient pharmacy contract at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH]. The contract allows People’s Pharmacy to operate a retail pharmacy in the new Acute Care Wing of KEMH for outpatients and the community. A BHB spokesperson said, “At... Read more of this article

Scavenger Hunt To Raise Funds For Garry Dill

Scavenger Hunt To Raise Funds For Garry Dill

An upcoming scavenger hunt, set to be held from 11.00am through 3.00pm on July 12, 2014, will aim to raise money for Garry Dill, who was diagnosed with a condition that threatens to end his life imminently. A spokesperson said, “Two decades ago Garry Dill, a husband and father of four, was diagnosed with right ventricular dysplasia; today his... Read more of this article

Health Minister Addresses Summer Food Safety

Health Minister Addresses Summer Food Safety

Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden addressed the issue of summer food safety when she spoke in the House of Assembly on Friday [July 4]. Minister Atherden said, “Foodborne illnesses have a propensity to increase during the hot summer months for two reasons: natural causes and people. “Given the right circumstances,... Read more of this article


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