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BHEC: SPR To Decrease From $338 To $334

BHEC: SPR To Decrease From $338 To $334

Effective 1st June 2017, Standard Premium Rate [SPR] will decrease from $338.07 to $334.00,BHEC said today, explaining that the “decrease was achieved through changes made to SHB, such as encouraging palliative care in the home setting, introducing oral chemotherapy drugs, decreasing the price of dialysis and reducing BHB fees for diagnostic imaging.” BHeC... Read more of this article

Savvy Foundation Helps Promote Asthma Care

Savvy Foundation Helps Promote Asthma Care

Savvy Foundation, an organization that serves youth and adults in the area of health and wellness, is giving back to the community with the sponsorship of 20 asthma treatments to Sankofa. A spokesperson said, “Sankofa is a holistic treatment center that offers an array of natural methods that will increase your level of wellness. We offer acupuncture,... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Minister Jeanne Atherden

Video: Interview With Minister Jeanne Atherden

Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including healthcare costs, regulating health providers, the issue of precertification, and the recent hospital bed crisis. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Minister Atherden also touched... Read more of this article

Minister Atherden Speaks To ABIC Gathering

Minister Atherden Speaks To ABIC Gathering

Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden recently spoke to an Association of Bermuda International Companies [ABIC] gathering regarding the Bermuda Health Strategy and Action Plan, saying “although we are moving forward, it is important to remind ourselves that there is no perfect formula for a health system.” Minister... Read more of this article

Premier & Minister Visit Radiation Facility Site

Premier & Minister Visit Radiation Facility Site

Premier Michael Dunkley and Health & Seniors Minister Jeanne Atherden recently visited the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC] to tour the site of the new radiation therapy facility. They were accompanied by BCHC Executive Director Tara Curtis, with Clinical Oncologist Dr. Chris Fosker providing a tour of the facility and an overview of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Paget Parish Council To Hold AGM On April 19

Paget Parish Council To Hold AGM On April 19

The Paget Parish Council will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 19 at 7.00pm at St Paul’s Church Hall, Valley Road & Middle Road, with speaker David Kendell, Director, Department of Health and the topic of “Health Concerns in Bermuda & How to Improve Your Health.” The event poster said, “Please join us... Read more of this article

Simplify Process: Personal Home Care Benefit

Simplify Process: Personal Home Care Benefit

The Health Insurance Department [HID] said they have made several changes which will simplify the claims process relating to the Personal Home Care Benefit. “The Personal Home Care Benefit [PHC] was introduced in 2015 as a HIP and FutureCare benefit under the Health Insurance Act 1970. The Benefit assists FutureCare and HIP policyholders with... Read more of this article

100 Day Challenge To Hold Free Boot Camp

100 Day Challenge To Hold Free Boot Camp

People are being given a chance to get a taste of the challenges faced by contestants in The Colonial Bermuda 100 Day Challenge with a free public boot camp. The Challenge last took place in 2013 and is now being sponsored by Colonial with 25 people taking part, who were chosen following rigorous selection process. A spokesperson for Colonial said:... Read more of this article

Tea Tasting & Signature Tea Collection Launch

Tea Tasting & Signature Tea Collection Launch

[Written by Dr Kuni Frith-Black] The Bermuda National Library has taken on a new educational persona these days. The Library has moved toward hosting a number of educational presentations to get the community reacquainted with a centuries old institution. The new energy and ideas floating through its walls features a number of 21st century upgrades... Read more of this article

‘Luminaria Ceremony’ To Honour And Help

‘Luminaria Ceremony’ To Honour And Help

On May 12 and 13, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre invite the entire Bermuda community to honour a loved one at this year’s Relay For Life of Bermuda, while also helping to raise money to assist a worthy cause. The Luminaria Ceremony, which is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. for the third year in a row, will be held at dusk on Friday, May... Read more of this article

Dr Ball Healh Scholarship Deadline Extended

Dr Ball Healh Scholarship Deadline Extended

The Ministry of Health and Seniors advised that the deadline for applications for the Dr. Barbara Ball Scholarship has been extended from 4th April to 21st April, 2017. “The scholarship will assist Bermudians with a proven financial need seeking careers or professional development in public health,” a spokesperson said. “The Dr. Barbara... Read more of this article

Public Health Preparedness In Advance Of AC

Public Health Preparedness In Advance Of AC

The Ministry of Health and Seniors announced that two advisors from the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization [PAHO/WHO] based in Washington, DC are on the island from 3 – 7 April, to support public health preparedness in advance of the America’s Cup event. The two experts, Dr Roberta Andraghetti and Dr Marion Bullock... Read more of this article

Events Set To Celebrate ‘Public Health Week’

Events Set To Celebrate ‘Public Health Week’

April 3-7 is Public Health Week and there will be a number of special events including pop up stands at Shelley Bay and Somerset Marketplace offering free fruit to those who complete a short survey, as well as a ‘Move-a-Thon’ at City Hall. Speaking at a press conference today, Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden said, “Public... Read more of this article