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Minister On Mental Health Amendment Bill

Minister On Mental Health Amendment Bill

The Mental Health Act aims to “establish requirements to determine Mental Capacity, ensure Consent to Treatment is obtained; and establish Community Treatment Orders,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 14], Minister Wilson said, “I’d like to provide a brief overview of the Bill’s intent. “Overall,... Read more of this article

OBA: BHeC CEO Leaving Raises ‘Red Flags’

OBA: BHeC CEO Leaving Raises ‘Red Flags’

[Updated] The former CEO of the Bermuda Health Council being ‘separated’ from the job ”with no proper explanation should raise red flags,” Shadow Health Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin said today. Her comments follow after the Bermuda Health Council confirmed the “separation of employment” between the Council and their former... Read more of this article

Brown-Darrell Clinic To Re-Open On Dec 19

Brown-Darrell Clinic To Re-Open On Dec 19

Dr. Ewart Brown has announced that Brown-Darrell Clinic will re-open on Monday December 19 for CT Scanning studies. “We delayed the re-opening until we could find a vastly proficient Technologist who is experienced in all aspects of CT scanning including special cardiac studies,” said Dr. Ewart Brown. “We always regretted closing last... Read more of this article

Health Ministry: Del Monte Fiesta Corn Recall

Health Ministry: Del Monte Fiesta Corn Recall

The Ministry of Health is advising the public about recalled Del Monte Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. “These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. It... Read more of this article

Aries Sports Center Open House On Saturday

Aries Sports Center Open House On Saturday

Aries Sports Center will be hosting an Open House this Saturday [Dec 15] in its 5,000 sq ft multi-purpose fitness center in the City of Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “The event has been designed to offer the public an opportunity to experience alternative ways to achieve their health and fitness goals by taking part in classes based around general... Read more of this article

Former CEO ‘Separates’ From Health Council

Former CEO ‘Separates’ From Health Council

The Bermuda Health Council confirmed the “separation of employment” today [Dec 7] between the Council and its former CEO Tawanna Wedderburn. The organisation said, “The Bermuda Health Council confirms the separation of employment today between the Council and its former CEO, Ms. Tawanna Wedderburn. “The Council will continue... Read more of this article

Temporary Closure Of X-Ray At Lamb Foggo

Temporary Closure Of X-Ray At Lamb Foggo

The X-ray machine at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in the east end is awaiting replacement parts, so X-ray services cannot be provided at that location until the parts arrive, “which we hope will be by early next week,” Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said today.A spokesperson said, “BHB today advises that the X-ray machine at the... Read more of this article

Barrett & Chubb Help Provide Shirts For Donors

Barrett & Chubb Help Provide Shirts For Donors

The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre is today [Dec 5] thanking two donors, Mr Peter Barrett and Chubb, who have provided funding for polo shirts that are being awarded to long term blood and apheresis donors who have donated throughout this year. Peter Barrett first made a donation for the Blood Donor Centre to purchase shirts for people who donated over... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Minister Kim Wilson

Video: Interview With Minister Kim Wilson

Minister of Health Kim Wilson is speaking with Bernews this afternoon [Dec 5], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess to discuss topics including the cost of healthcare, and you can tune in below.Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 24-minute replay is belowIf you want to listen ‘on the go’, you can also access... Read more of this article

World Aids Day Observance Ceremony Held

World Aids Day Observance Ceremony Held

Earlier today [Nov 30], the Ministry of Health held their annual ceremony commemorating World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.... Read more of this article

All Teachers At West Pembroke Call In Sick

All Teachers At West Pembroke Call In Sick

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess ] All the teachers at West Pembroke School have called in sick today. This action comes after the teachers decided to work-to-rule on November 21,  and their main concerns listed at that time included: 1. The reinstatement of a lower learning support teacher to support the academic needs in the first three year levels.... Read more of this article

Health Dept Issues Romaine Lettuce Update

Health Dept Issues Romaine Lettuce Update

The Department of Health issued an update on the E. coli outbreak in the US and Canada associated with romaine lettuce, and noted that locally grown romaine lettuce was not involved and there have not been reports locally to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit regarding E. coli illness relating to romaine lettuce. A Government spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Free Online Asthma Training Module Offered

Free Online Asthma Training Module Offered

Open Airways, with sponsorship from Argus and BF&M, is getting set to offer a free online asthma training module to the public “aimed at anyone who works with children or who have children with asthma.” A spokesperson said, “As you know asthma is very common in Bermuda – 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults. Many of these... Read more of this article