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Photos & Video: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

Photos & Video: BF&M Breast Cancer Walk

[Updated with more photos] The BF&M Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was held this evening [Oct 17] at Barr’s Bay Park, beginning with a Health Fair and a warm-up for participants before their 3K or 5K optional route walk that got underway at approximately 6.00pm. The 10-minute live video replay is below:The event which serves to help raise... Read more of this article

‘Help Achieve Affordable, Accessible Healthcare’

‘Help Achieve Affordable, Accessible Healthcare’

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson met today with members of the Health Financing Reform Stakeholder Consultation Group, which is tasked with providing feedback to the Government on “options being considered to help achieve affordable and accessible healthcare for all.”A Ministry spokesperson said, “The purpose of the Ministry’s... Read more of this article

$20,000 Donation To Support Radiation Therapy

$20,000 Donation To Support Radiation Therapy

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre has been gifted a donation in memory of the late Mike Barnfield, with Mitch and Carol Blaser honouring the memory of their friend and former insurance executive Mike Barnfield by donating $20,000 to the Centre to support the radiation therapy initiative. Clive and Lyndy Thatcher, Carol and Mitch Blaser, Darlene Barnfield,... Read more of this article

HealthCare Patients ‘Extremely Concerned’

HealthCare Patients ‘Extremely Concerned’

[Updated] The patients of Bermuda HealthCare Services [BHCS] said they “remain extremely concerned that after twenty months their medical files that were removed from the clinic by the Police during a raid last February, have still not been returned.” The patients indicated that they “are up in arms” as they have been informed... Read more of this article

Zumbathon Fundraiser Set To Support BCHC

Zumbathon Fundraiser Set To Support BCHC

A Zumbathon event to raise funds for Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC] is set to be hosted on Saturday, October 20 at Café 4 at Windsor Mall from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Registration starts at 1.00pm. the cost to participate in the class is $20 and registration can be purchased at the entrance of Café 4 on the day of the... Read more of this article

Plastic Surgeon Dr Peter Schwartz Joins BMSG

Plastic Surgeon Dr Peter Schwartz Joins BMSG

Cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Schwartz has joined the Bermuda Medical Specialties Group [BMSG], the company announced today. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Medical Specialties Group announces cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Schwartz has joined their team of Physicians. “Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre Remains Closed

Hamilton Health Centre Remains Closed

The Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street remains closed “while urgent building repairs are carried out” and a number of health services have been relocated, the Health Ministry said today. A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street remains closed while urgent building repairs are carried out.... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Wilson On Health Centre Issues

Video: Minister Wilson On Health Centre Issues

Minister of Health Kim Wilson held a press conference yesterday [Oct 10] to provide an update on the Hamilton Health Centre after “staff gathered outside the Health Centre to air their concerns with management.” Minister Wilson said, “The Health Centre has been under stress over the past month due to a number of structural problems with... Read more of this article

St. George’s Dental Clinic Officially Re-Opened

St. George’s Dental Clinic Officially Re-Opened

The St. George’s Dental Clinic was officially re-opened, having been “recently renovated to meet the needs of its clients.” A Government spokesperson said, “Yesterday, the Minister of Health The Hon. Kim Wilson JP MP, along with members of Department of Health’s Oral Health Section, officially re-opened the St. George’s Dental Clinic. “The... Read more of this article

Mental Health Awareness Week Launched

Mental Health Awareness Week Launched

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 was launched by Minister of Health Kim Wilson today [Oct 8] with the theme of ‘Mental Health and Young People in a Changing World.’ A spokesperson said, “About 75% of mental illnesses appear by the age of 24, with about half appearing by 14 years old. A message of the campaign is that education about mental... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre To Be Closed This Week

Hamilton Health Centre To Be Closed This Week

[Updated] The Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street will remain closed for the week of October 8th – 12th 2018 while urgent building repairs are carried out, according to officials. A spokesperson said, “Unfortunately plumbing problems have recurred and repairs are still underway. “The following services have been temporarily relocated:The... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre To Reopen On Monday

Hamilton Health Centre To Reopen On Monday

The Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street is getting set to reopen on Monday [Oct 8], with the Communicable Disease Clinic temporarily located at the Lambe Foggo Urgent Care Centre and the Maternal Health Clinic reopening on Tuesday [Oct 9]. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Health is pleased to report that the Hamilton Health Centre... Read more of this article

OBA: Track Whether Legislation Improves Health

OBA: Track Whether Legislation Improves Health

World Diabetes Day is on November 14 and Minister of Health Kim Wilson “should proclaim this day as the launch of a national health screening programme funded with proceeds of the Sugar Tax,” according to Shadow Health Minister Susan Jackson. Ms Jackson said, “The Customs Tariff Amendment [No. 2] Act 2018, better known as the Sugar... Read more of this article