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Ministry Raises Local Threat Level To “Elevated”

Ministry Raises Local Threat Level To “Elevated”

As the coronavirus continues to impact people in China and other nations worldwide, Bermuda’s Ministry of Health have “raised the local threat level from ‘Guarded’ to ‘Elevated” and confirmed that they “are in a state of heightened preparedness for a Public Health Emergency.” According to CNN, “82... Read more of this article

Colonial To Sponsor Annual CME Conference

Colonial To Sponsor Annual CME Conference

Medical professionals and members of the public are invited to take part in the Annual CME Conference, focusing on medicine for a new decade. Colonial Group International sponsors this event every year, and the physicians and health professional’s seminar will take place at the Hamilton Princess, on Saturday January 25. It is being hosted by the Bermuda... Read more of this article

‘Fabulous Fruit Day’ At Prospect Primary School

‘Fabulous Fruit Day’ At Prospect Primary School

The Safety and Health Committee at Prospect Primary School has introduced a ‘Fabulous Fruit Day’ once a month in order to support the Department of Health’s ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ initiative. A spokesperson said, “On Wednesdays, the Department of Health promotes Wellness Wednesdays. To support this effort and in line with... Read more of this article

Ministry Monitoring Coronavirus Developments

Ministry Monitoring Coronavirus Developments

The current threat to Bermuda residents of the new coronavirus identified in China is low, according to Government, with the Ministry of Health’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] continuing to monitor developments. A Government spokesperson said, “A new coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, China and has swiftly spread to some neighboring... Read more of this article

Ministry: Increase In Reports Of Influenza

Ministry: Increase In Reports Of Influenza

There has been an increase in reports of flu, fever and respiratory symptoms in the community, the Ministry of Health said, noting that “in 2020 thus far, 5% of reported cases have required hospital admissions.” A spokesperson said, “The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] at the Ministry of Health is informing the public of an... Read more of this article

‘The Art Of Meal Prep’ Free Webinar On Jan 21

‘The Art Of Meal Prep’ Free Webinar On Jan 21

Ocean Rock Wellness will be hosting a free online webinar titled ‘The Art of Meal Prep’ on Tuesday, January 21 at 12.00pm to encourage individuals to make small changes in their diet. A spokesperson said, “Ocean Rock Wellness is hosting a free online webinar ‘The Art of Meal Prep’ to encourage individuals to make small changes in their... Read more of this article

1,794 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions In 2019

1,794 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions In 2019

1,794 people visited King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s [KEMH] Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre due to road traffic accidents in 2019, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. According to BHB, “Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics for the period 01 January – 31 December 2019... Read more of this article

Public Urged To Complete Health Strategy Survey

Public Urged To Complete Health Strategy Survey

Today [Jan 16] the Minister of Health Kim Wilson invited members of the public to complete the Bermuda Health Strategy Public Survey at www.forum.gov.bm as part of the community consultation to set Bermuda’s vision and strategy for health for 2020 – 2025. “The survey will be conducted and analysed by KPMG and is part of a rejuvenation... Read more of this article

Apply For BHB Summer Student Programme

Apply For BHB Summer Student Programme

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is now accepting employment applications for its 2020 Summer Student Programme. A BHB spokesperson said, “BHB aims to ensure the highest quality healthcare through service excellence, education and leadership. “All applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of employment, have completed at least... Read more of this article

Couple Marries Following Cancer Diagnosis

Couple Marries Following Cancer Diagnosis

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bermudian woman who has been diagnosed with cancer this month moved up her wedding date to get married. Mackenzie Pasos [née Ricketts – the daughter of Chris and Polly Ricketts] has had a whirlwind six months since joining the United States Navy in July this year. The 2018 Mount Saint Agnes Academy graduate had to establish... Read more of this article

Column: Health Plan, What’s In A Name?

Column: Health Plan, What’s In A Name?

[Written by Dr. Ricky Brathwaite] The “Bermuda Health Plan” is an updated design of the current “Standard Health Benefit”. This Benefit was established in 1970 through the Health Insurance Act as a way to ensure that residents of Bermuda are protected against being sold health insurance that may not be beneficial to their health and financial... Read more of this article

Bermuda Maintains EMTCT Elimination Status

Bermuda Maintains EMTCT Elimination Status

“Bermuda was revalidated for having achieved the elimination of mother-to-child transmission [EMTCT] of HIV and syphilis,” the Ministry of Health said today. A Ministry spokesperson said, “Bermuda received its initial certification of EMTCT status in June 2017. EMTCT status is a prestigious public health accomplishment recognized... Read more of this article

Fit & Fuelled Calendar Supports Diabetes Centre

Fit & Fuelled Calendar Supports Diabetes Centre

Teresa Perozzi and Agathe Holowatinc have released their company’s Fuelled Bermuda 2020 Calendar, with part proceeds to go toward the building of the new Diabetes Centre. A spokesperson said, “Teresa Perozzi, former WBA Middleweight world boxing champion, three-time fittest female Crossfit competitor in Bermuda, certified sports masseuse and... Read more of this article