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ICO Decision On Health Department/PATI

ICO Decision On Health Department/PATI

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 14/2019, which “concerns the Department of Health’s failure to issue an internal review decision within the statutory timeframes under the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010.” “In Decision 14/2019, the requester sought records related to day care centres and child... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt Speaks At ACE Conference

Video: Premier Burt Speaks At ACE Conference

Premier David Burt addressed the Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACE] Conference this week, telling attendees that government will make funding available for community homes to assist in mental health treatment. “In his speech the Premier has committed government support to addressing the treatment and prevention of ACEs, as it is known and studies... Read more of this article

‘Lifting Up Voices’ On Elder Abuse Awareness

‘Lifting Up Voices’ On Elder Abuse Awareness

The Ministry of Health’s Ageing and Disability Services will be recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by participating in a worldwide virtual campaign entitled ‘Lifting Up Voices.’ A spokesperson said, “The United Nations General Assembly has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in... Read more of this article

Bacardi Wins Annual Corporate Blood Drive

Bacardi Wins Annual Corporate Blood Drive

Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Ministry of Health today announced Bacardi as the winner of the 2018/19 Corporate Blood Drive as part of the celebrations of World Blood Donor Day. The revolving trophy and certificate were awarded to Bacardi by Minister of Health Kim Wilson. “We are very pleased to celebrate Bacardi, who have won the Corporate Blood... Read more of this article

Five Nurses Complete Asthma Diploma Course

Five Nurses Complete Asthma Diploma Course

Five nurses recently completed a six-month asthma diploma course, including Tiffany DeSilva [KEMH Catlin-Lindo], Alien Guilas [KEMH IV team], Kedese McPherson [KEMH maternity], Aashiqa Mehta-Smith [KEMH Gosling], and Trevor Bend [Department of Corrections]. A spokesperson said, “The diploma course was made available in Bermuda through sponsorship... Read more of this article

BBC TV Special Breaks Down Healthcare Reform

BBC TV Special Breaks Down Healthcare Reform

Making sense of healthcare reform – that’s the thrust of a special, one-hour episode of Bermuda Broadcasting Company’s business TV show, The Breakdown. It first aired on May 30 but the BBC said they were encouraged by positive public feedback so will re-broadcast the show tonight, Thursday, June 13, at 8pm. Show host Toni Waterman explains that... Read more of this article

Dr Bessel van der Kolk To Speak At Conference

Dr Bessel van der Kolk To Speak At Conference

At this week’s Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs] Conference, Dr Bessel van der Kolk will address the audience via video on Friday, providing insight and his expertise to conference attendees. Dr Bessel van der Kolk is a Boston-based Dutch psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. His work focuses... Read more of this article

Photos: EMS Week Celebrated At City Hall

Photos: EMS Week Celebrated At City Hall

Bermuda’s Emergency Medical Services hosted a display at City Hall today [June 12] in celebration of EMS Week after inclement weather previously forced the postponement. The event featured EMS members in Bermuda including EMT’s from Bermuda Hospitals Board and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, The Bermuda Police Service, the Royal Bermuda Regiment,... Read more of this article

“Action Plan” To Address Vaccination Hesitancy

“Action Plan” To Address Vaccination Hesitancy

The Department of Health will engage in an “action plan to address underlying barriers that contribute to low rates of vaccination,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, with the Minister asking “all Bermuda residents to join us in our effort to protect our community from vaccine preventable diseases.” Minister Wilson said. “In... Read more of this article

Multiple Sclerosis Society Medical Symposium

Multiple Sclerosis Society Medical Symposium

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Bermuda is hosting a free medical symposium on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9.30am to 3.00pm at the Hamilton Princess in the Trudeau Room. A spokesperson said, “The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Bermuda is hosting our free Medical Symposium 2019 on June 22 and 23 2019 from 9:30 am to 3 pm at the... Read more of this article

Health Council #ImagineBermuda Campaign

Health Council #ImagineBermuda Campaign

Today [June 6], the Health Council launched a campaign #ImagineBermuda, about their vision of Bermuda’s health system. “The campaign provides a timely reminder that the youngest and the oldest amongst us can still impact and even create the Bermuda we want to see for tomorrow,” a spokesperson said. “We want to give Mr and Mrs Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Column: An Agenda For Better Healthcare

Column: An Agenda For Better Healthcare

[Opinion column written by MP Tinee Furbert] June is a very reflective month for me as a healthcare professional, a woman and a Member of Parliament. Each day, I fight for the needs of the people of this country, specifically women. I am passionate about improving lives and doing so through legislation that addresses domestic violence, improves child... Read more of this article

Students Raise Awareness For Disorders

Students Raise Awareness For Disorders

Neil Varwandkar, an M3 student at Somersfield Academy, along with his partners Michael Costello and Alana Frith, are working to raise awareness of neurological disorders, including Tourette’s syndrome, Executive Function Disorder, and ADHD. Neil Varwandkar said, “I am an M3 student attending Somersfield Academy. I am doing a project along with... Read more of this article