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Travellers Reminded To Update Vaccinations

Travellers Reminded To Update Vaccinations

The Ministry of Health is reminding travellers to update their vaccinations, saying “disease can be just a plane ride away” and “it is important to keep your vaccinations up to date.” A spokesperson said, “Whether you are heading to Rio, Mecca, a rain forest or on safari, disease can be just a plane ride away. “Many... Read more of this article

Cup Match Holiday: Public Urged To Drive Safely

Cup Match Holiday: Public Urged To Drive Safely

On the eve of the Cup Match holiday weekend, the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Bermuda Road Safety Council are urging the public to drive safely and responsibly. “We urge the public not to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” said Bermuda Road Safety Council Chairperson Erica Rance Mills. “Please remember you are also at risk... Read more of this article

Hospital Calls For O Negative Blood Donors

Hospital Calls For O Negative Blood Donors

The Bermuda Hospitals Board today is asking for O negative blood donors to donate on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Cup Match, to ensure blood supplies are available over the long holiday weekend. Donors are asked to call 236-5067 to make an appointment. Dr Eyitayo Fakunle, Consultant Haematologist, said, “We have a short donation week due to the... Read more of this article

BHB: Visiting Lamb Foggo & KEMH Emergency

BHB: Visiting Lamb Foggo & KEMH Emergency

In advance of the upcoming holiday, the Bermuda Hospitals Board has reminded everyone of the opening hours of the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St David’s and the approximate wait times at the KEMH Emergency Department. The BHB said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] wishes the public a happy and safe holiday weekend. However, if medical care... Read more of this article

Agape House Reopens, Renovations Complete

Agape House Reopens, Renovations Complete

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is advising the public that renovations to Agape House have been completed and patients are now back in rooms there. “In February the hospice’s operations temporarily moved inside the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] so that repairs; including electrical, plumbing and flooring upgrades, could be undertaken,”... Read more of this article

No Smoking On BHB Grounds Effective August 1

No Smoking On BHB Grounds Effective August 1

“No smoking will be allowed anywhere on the grounds of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital or the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre,” the BHB said, as “starting Monday 1 August 2016 it will be an offence to smoke anywhere on these properties.” “The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is collaborating with the Ministry of Health... Read more of this article

BHB Releases CEO Salary Data: $441K, $474K

BHB Releases CEO Salary Data: $441K, $474K

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has released information pertaining to the basic pay plus incentives for the chief executive officer position. BHB Chairman Peter Everson said, “On 16 May 2016, Bermuda Hospitals Board publicly disclosed the chief executive officer’s annual salary for the previous five fiscal years through FY2015/16. This information... Read more of this article

Health Council Release 2015/16 Annual Report

Health Council Release 2015/16 Annual Report

In accordance with the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, the Health Council announced the release of its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015/16, which represents all operational activity between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016, inclusive. The announcement said, “The Health Council is committed to upholding standards in Bermuda as it regulates, coordinates... Read more of this article

Hospitals Board Releases 2012 Annual Report

Hospitals Board Releases 2012 Annual Report

Bermuda Hospitals Board announced the publication of its 2012 Annual Report, saying that the Report was “delayed by a review, called for by the Auditor General in 2013, into the financial statements of 2011-12. An unqualified audit has been achieved for the year.” Peter Everson, Chairman of the Board, comments: “On behalf of the Board,... Read more of this article

Video: Radiation Therapy Centre Groundbreaking

Video: Radiation Therapy Centre Groundbreaking

Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden recently joined Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre for a ground breaking ceremony for Bermuda’s first Radiation Therapy Treatment Facility on Point Finger Road, with construction initiated for the specialized suite that will house the radiation treatment equipment for the local treatment of cancer. “This... Read more of this article

Photos: Seniors Enjoy Fun Day At Shelly Bay

Photos: Seniors Enjoy Fun Day At Shelly Bay

More than two hundred of Bermuda’s seniors converged at Shelly Bay Beach Park on Thursday [July 14] to enjoy the annual Family and Friends Fun Day. The event was started fifteen years ago by the Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence and has grown to include seniors from across the island’s nursing homes. Those in attendance were entertained... Read more of this article

Pilot Boat Helps Deliver Patient To Hospital

Pilot Boat Helps Deliver Patient To Hospital

A pilot boat was dispatched to Smith’s Island on Wednesday [July 13] in order to aid and transport an 86-year-old woman that had sustained an injury at home, with the patient later taken to KEMH. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, July 13 at 11.04am, RCC Bermuda coordinated the evacuation of an injured... Read more of this article

Govt Raises Gastroenteritis Alert Level To ‘High’

Govt Raises Gastroenteritis Alert Level To ‘High’

Further to information released on Friday, July 8, the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] of the Ministry of Health and Seniors is informing the public of a “significant increase” in diarrhoea and vomiting illness [gastroenteritis] in the community and said it has “prompted the Ministry to issue a high alert.” A Government... Read more of this article