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Symposium Held On Long Term Care In Bermuda

Symposium Held On Long Term Care In Bermuda

Bermuda’s first long term care symposium was held at BUEI on Saturday, with stakeholders from a variety of sectors exchanging information about the challenges and opportunities presented by long term care in Bermuda. The symposium facilitated by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Seniors, Dr Jennifer Attride-Stirling, and a one-year... Read more of this article

World AIDS Day: ‘Take The Challenge, End AIDS’

World AIDS Day: ‘Take The Challenge, End AIDS’

Currently there are over 300 people living with HIV in Bermuda, Minister of Health & Seniors Jeanne Atherden said, urging people to “listen to the challenges that people living with HIV face and provide support for their needs” and “take the challenge to end AIDS.” Speaking at a ceremony today on the steps of City Hall to... Read more of this article

Appleby Moustaches Raise $5,914 For BCHS

Appleby Moustaches Raise $5,914 For BCHS

Appleby participants raised $5,914 for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre during the annual ‘Movember’ challenge. The Centre sets the month-long challenge every year encouraging ‘Mo Bros’ to sign up and grow their moustache for 30 days in November. ‘Mo Sistas’ can sign up to support the men in their lives while promoting men’s health... Read more of this article

Mental Health Foundation Complete Facility

Mental Health Foundation Complete Facility

The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation announced the completion of the renovation and refurbishment of a two-apartment property for use as a communal residential facility for persons recovering from episodes of chronic mental illness. “One of the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation’s primary objectives is to acquire and manage communal housing for the... Read more of this article

Connection Between Tourism & Public Health

Connection Between Tourism & Public Health

In advance of the America’s Cup, series of meetings and training sessions are “shining a spotlight on the connection between tourism and public health,” the Health Ministry said. “The Ministry of Health and Seniors is partnering with the Caribbean Public Health Agency [CARPHA] to improve health and safety for tourists and for... Read more of this article

‘Multi-Year Strategy To Reform Health System’

‘Multi-Year Strategy To Reform Health System’

Minister of Health & Seniors Jeanne Atherden held a press conference this afternoon to answer questions regarding initiatives mentioned in the 2016 Throne Speech, saying that the Ministry is “actively pursuing” major initiatives such as the Premier’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; the Long Term Care Action Plan; and a... Read more of this article

Health Minister Tables Patient Safety Legislation

Health Minister Tables Patient Safety Legislation

The Bermuda Health Council announced the tabling of Patient Safety Legislation by the Minister of Health and Seniors, saying it “seeks to strengthen quality and patient safety by bringing into effect Section 13 of the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, governing the regulation of healthcare businesses.” The Council said, “The Patient... Read more of this article

Students Develop Ad Campaign To Raise Funds

Students Develop Ad Campaign To Raise Funds

A video in support of breast cancer awareness has helped fund the refurbishment of a school fitness suite. Under the banner of ‘Saltus Knight Media Company’, students in the Media Department at Saltus Grammar School developed an ad campaign – which included the video – designed to get more students involved island-wide in the annual... Read more of this article

Health Workforce Planning Seminar In Progress

Health Workforce Planning Seminar In Progress

Today [Nov 21], representatives from multiple Department of Health disciplines and representatives from the private sector, statutory bodies and quangos participated in the first day of a two-day Health Workforce Planning seminar. The event features two representatives of the Pan American Health Organization are special guest speakers. “The Ministry... Read more of this article

Photos: BCHS Men’s Health Screening Event

Photos: BCHS Men’s Health Screening Event

The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre hosted their annual Men’s Health Free Screenings today [Nov 17] at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on King Street in Hamilton, with men from around the island invited to attend for the sake of awareness, prevention, and education, with physicians and nutritionists available for brief consultations. This event... Read more of this article

‘Take A Walk In My Shoes’ Exhibit Opens Friday

‘Take A Walk In My Shoes’ Exhibit Opens Friday

Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] service users are inviting people in Bermuda to come and ‘Take a Walk in My Shoes’ by visiting the MindFrame PhotoVoice Exhibition at the Bermuda Society of Arts. Featuring art, photography and creative writing, the exhibition has its opening reception on Friday, November 18 from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, when the artists,... Read more of this article

Changes To Health Clinic Services This Week

Changes To Health Clinic Services This Week

Medical services for sick infants and children will not be available at the Department of Health’s Hamilton Health Centre clinic tomorrow afternoon [Nov 17] and Friday [Nov 18]. A Government spokesperson said, “There will be no medical services available for sick infants or children in the Department of Health’s Hamilton, Somerset and St.... Read more of this article

Life Sciences Moves Head Office To Bermuda

Life Sciences Moves Head Office To Bermuda

SELLAS Life Sciences Group — a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing immunotherapeutic products to treat a variety of cancers — has moved its head office from Switzerland to Bermuda. The company said, “SELLAS Life Sciences has made its first local hires, including the Chief Financial Officer, and intends to continue to build... Read more of this article