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BHB Honours Family’s 100 Years Of Service

BHB Honours Family’s 100 Years Of Service

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has taken the time to recognize the Rogers family, highlighting the more than 100 years of service to the organisation represented by brothers Gregory, Berlyn and Winston Rogers, with father Herbert and sisters Charlene and Bernadine also having ties to the BHB. The article, featured in the BHB’s latest ‘Communiqué’... Read more of this article

Investigating Case Of “Undifferentiated Fever”

Investigating Case Of “Undifferentiated Fever”

The Department of Health is advising the public that it is “currently investigating a case of undifferentiated fever in a person with a history of travel to regions in which Chikungunya is present.” A Department of Health spokesperson said, “We would like to reiterate that in relation to Chikungunya, this would be considered a suspected... Read more of this article

Unique Surgery Marks A First For Bermuda

Unique Surgery Marks A First For Bermuda

A surgery performed for the first time here in Bermuda could allow a young man to breathe on his own for the first time since an accident paralyzed him several years ago, potentially allowing him to be cared for at home in the future. The patient, who was paralyzed from the neck down, has been relying on a ventilator because he does not have control... Read more of this article

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

In order to help protect those on the island from the harmful ultraviolet [UV] radiation produced by the sun, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is teaming up with the Bermuda Weather Service and its newly launched UV Index reading in order to promote awareness of the dangers posed by the sun, as well as how to avoid and combat them. The UV Index [UVI]... Read more of this article

Gordon: We Must Prepare For Cannabis Cases

Gordon: We Must Prepare For Cannabis Cases

Cannabis activist Alan Gordon says that, even with cannabis still illegal, the “ongoing spread of super-potent cannabis formulations” in Bermuda requires new protocols for King Edward emergency room [ER] staff. Mr. Gordon says he has recently observed an influx of super-strong cannabis extracts into Bermuda, as well as increased amounts... Read more of this article

Video: “Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate”

Video: “Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate”

Bermudian “Brown Suga” is currently producing a video series dubbed “My Foreign Reality,” which captures her adventures as she travels in the United Kingdom, with the latest installment titled “Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate”. In describing the video, Brown Suga says, “This is my story and journey of healing... Read more of this article

Photos: New Hospital Acute Care Wing

Photos: New Hospital Acute Care Wing

The new Acute Care Wing at the King Edward Memorial Hospital [KEMH] opened to the media this morning in order to showcase the new facility.The Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging, Dialysis, Oncology, and five surgery theaters, as well as three wards on three floors totaling 90 beds, will be housed in the new wing.Construction of the Acute Care... Read more of this article

Health Ministry Updates On Ebola Situation

Health Ministry Updates On Ebola Situation

Collaborative meetings are being held in Bermuda in relation to preparedness measures relevant to the current outbreak of Ebola in western Africa, the Health Ministry said. Included in these talks with the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment and the Chief Medical Officer, are officials from the Bermuda Hospitals Board Emergency Department, Fire... Read more of this article

Healthcare Students Awarded Scholarships

Healthcare Students Awarded Scholarships

Bermuda Hospitals Board has awarded $30,000 in scholarships for this fiscal year to three students studying in fields that are projected to be in demand by the hospitals which include Nursing and Radiology. In addition, GlaxoSmithKline, a Bermuda-based subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc, has once again awarded $30,000 to support a Bermudian student studying... Read more of this article

Colonial Insurance Staff Are Fitter And Trimmer

Colonial Insurance Staff Are Fitter And Trimmer

Staff at one of the island’s insurance firms are getting slimmer and fitter thanks to a wellness programme run through the world famous Virgin Group. Colonial Medical Insurance brought the Virgin Pulse wellness programme to the island earlier this year for clients who have health insurance with the company. It also offered its own staff the chance... Read more of this article


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