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First Imported Case Of Zika Virus In Bermuda

First Imported Case Of Zika Virus In Bermuda

The Department of Health confirmed that a “person who recently travelled to a Zika-affected country has been diagnosed with Zika” which “represents the first confirmed imported [travel-related] case of Zika virus in Bermuda.” “This person was known to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] and Vector Control as a... Read more of this article

‘State-Of-The-Art Radiation Therapy Equipment’

‘State-Of-The-Art Radiation Therapy Equipment’

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre announced the signing of a contract for “state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment,” the Varian Truebeam system, saying they have “moved one step closer to establishing a radiation treatment facility for on-island cancer care.” The Truebeam system is the “latest and best available high... Read more of this article

Column: 12 Habits Of Healthy & Happy People

Column: 12 Habits Of Healthy & Happy People

[Written by personal trainer and health coach Tania Kowalski] There’s nothing like feeling really truly happy. We live and breath on this incredible planet in this insanely miraculous journey called life so why is it difficult to be happy? Although I tout that happiness is a choice, a perception, a mindset, is it really that simple? I don’t... Read more of this article

Hospitals Board Introduce General Consent Form

Hospitals Board Introduce General Consent Form

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] have announced the introduction of a General Consent form for patients which they say is “an addition to the list of required consents currently in place for patients”. A spokesperson said, “Traditionally it has been assumed that anyone attending the hospital wanted treatment. Introduction of the General... Read more of this article

Bermuda Health Council To Host Town Hall

Bermuda Health Council To Host Town Hall

The Bermuda Health Council will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday [Aug 22] from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall, 41 Church Street. A spokesperson said, “The Health Council would like to invite the public to come and share their comments, questions and concerns about Bermuda’s Health system. Furthermore, the Health... Read more of this article

Govt Clinical Services Affected By Skills Training

Govt Clinical Services Affected By Skills Training

Staff skills-building training being held today [Aug 10] and tomorrow [Aug 11] will see regular clinics at Hamilton Health Centre canceled and the Environmental Health office in Devonshire closed at 12.00pm both afternoons. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Health aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.... Read more of this article

Suspected Cases Of Zika Virus In Bermuda

Suspected Cases Of Zika Virus In Bermuda

The Ministry of Health and Seniors has confirmed that there are “several people who recently returned from overseas who are suspected of having Zika virus.”A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health and Seniors does not discuss the specifics of individual cases, but can confirm that there are several people who recently returned... Read more of this article

BMHF And EAP To Offer Lunch & Learn Sessions

BMHF And EAP To Offer Lunch & Learn Sessions

From August 22 – September 21, 2016, the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation will join forces with the Employee Assistance Program to deliver lunch and learn sessions to Bermuda businesses, which will be offered free of charge to businesses who wish to participate.“The Foundation conducted a school tour last year and determined that it was extremely... Read more of this article

Dr Brown: I Fully Support Dr Reddy In This Action

Dr Brown: I Fully Support Dr Reddy In This Action

Dr. Ewart Brown – a former Premier and founder of Bermuda HealthCare Services — said he “will continue to fully support Dr. Reddy” in his action against the Bermuda Police Service, saying “his summary arrest and the warrantless raid of his home were unnecessary, unfair, and unjust.” Dr Brown said, “I was pleased... Read more of this article

New Hours For Craig Appin House Reception

New Hours For Craig Appin House Reception

Bermuda Hospitals Board is advising the public that as of Monday, August 7, the reception desk at its Craig Appin House location will open at 9.00am and close at 4.30pm. A spokesperson said, “Craig Appin House is at 8 Wesley Street, Hamilton. The new hours will be in place until further notice.” Related StoriesHospitals Board... Read more of this article

BHeC Release Latest Claim Regulations Report

BHeC Release Latest Claim Regulations Report

The Bermuda Health Council has released the Claims Regulations Report, which represents activity between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016. BHeC said, “Claims data shows that patients continue to have decreasing out-of-pocket expenses. “The enactment of the 2012 Health Insurance [Health Service Providers and Insurers] Claims Regulations... Read more of this article

Tobacco Act: New Smoking Ban Now In Effect

Tobacco Act: New Smoking Ban Now In Effect

Effective August 1st, there is a ban on smoking — including e-cigarettes — both inside and anywhere outside certain government premises, including health care facilities, residential care facilities, educational, daycare and preschool facilities, plus the bus and ferry terminals. A Health Ministry spokesperson said, “On 31 July, 2016... Read more of this article

New Mosquito Traps Targeting Aedes Albopictus

New Mosquito Traps Targeting Aedes Albopictus

In an effort to kill the species of mosquitoes that could potentially carry Zika virus, the Department of Health’s Vector Control team is placing In2Care Mosquito Traps around Bermuda. Close up of the mosquito trap“Bermuda is currently Zika free. In addition, Bermuda does not have the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the most common and most... Read more of this article