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Lamb Foggo To Be Closed For One Month

Lamb Foggo To Be Closed For One Month

The Bermuda Hospitals Board advised that they are replacing the vinyl flooring at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC], and the UCC will be temporarily closed after Thursday, January 19th, and it is “expected to re-open for business as usual in mid-February.”Marshall Minors, Vice President, Facilities Management & Estates, comments:... Read more of this article

Advisory: Incorrect Disposal Of Medical Waste

Advisory: Incorrect Disposal Of Medical Waste

The Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Health & Seniors are reminding the public of the special handling and disposal required in regards to medical waste. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Health & Seniors would like to remind the public that medical waste requires special handling... Read more of this article

BPS Raise $5,225 In ‘Movember’ Fundraising

BPS Raise $5,225 In ‘Movember’ Fundraising

Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament as well as a team of seven Constables consisting of Daniel Cole, Anthony Smith, Khalid Pitcher, David McHugh, Ralshon Douglas, Michael Charlton and Christopher Rodrigues grew moustaches in support of the recent Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s ‘Movember’ men’s health awareness campaign. Combined,... Read more of this article

Receiver Appointed To Oversee Summerhaven

Receiver Appointed To Oversee Summerhaven

A receiver has been appointed to oversee Summerhaven, with Susan Jackson [pictured] appointed receiver until January 2018, with her role to include the “appointment and release of personnel, ensuring adequate staffing, ensuring operational policies and safety measures are in place, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Charities Act... Read more of this article

29th Annual P.A.L.S. Walk Set For February 19

29th Annual P.A.L.S. Walk Set For February 19

The 29th Annual P.A.L.S. Walk will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 to support patient cancer care in Bermuda. This is their major annual fundraiser, with contributed funds donated to medical care, equipment and supplies for cancer patients in Bermuda. Last year’s event attracted a record 641 participants and raised $46,191. This year we are aiming... Read more of this article

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

BF&M and Open Airways have revealed that Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking program will once again be making a stop in Bermuda, with the seminar to take place on January 7. The program promises to help participants to quit smoking with “no will power, no withdrawal, and no weight gain.” A spokesperson said, “Over the past 30 years... Read more of this article

Holiday Hours At BHB Emergency Facilities

Holiday Hours At BHB Emergency Facilities

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is reminding the public about the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre operating hours over the upcoming holiday. “If urgent medical care is required the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre [UCC] in St David’s will be open from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday and from 4pm to midnight on Monday 26 December and Tuesday... Read more of this article

25-Year-Old Female Visitor In Intensive Care Unit

25-Year-Old Female Visitor In Intensive Care Unit

A 25-year-old female Canadian visitor is in the Intensive Care Unit following a “medical emergency” yesterday afternoon. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:20pm on Tuesday, December 20th police officers were dispatched to a reported medical emergency at the Hamilton Princess hotel, apparently involving a 25-year-old female Canadian... Read more of this article

Health Council Gives Back To The Community

Health Council Gives Back To The Community

As part of an annual give back initiative, Bermuda Health Council employees volunteered their time cleaning Trunk Island with the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and preparing meals for those in need with Meals on Wheels [MOW]. The Health Council team is usually found working on Bermuda’s health system, however this month, the Council joined the... Read more of this article

Health Insurance Dept Release Annual Report

Health Insurance Dept Release Annual Report

The Ministry of Health and Seniors announced that the Health Insurance Department recently issued its annual report for FutureCare and Health Insurance Plan [HIP] policyholders. The 2015/2016 report, which covers the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, outlines growth in the number of policyholders, new medical benefits, how claims money was... Read more of this article

Diabetes Association Holiday Health Tips

Diabetes Association Holiday Health Tips

The Bermuda Diabetes Association said they “would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in Bermuda a healthy message for the Christmas season.” “Christmas is the time when families and friends get together for festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and all of those parties disrupt daily routines,”... Read more of this article

Column: Healthy Living Cuts Heart Disease Risk

Column: Healthy Living Cuts Heart Disease Risk

[Written by Dr Sekar Kathiresan] We often hear people say “it’s in my genes” when referring to any number of diseases. But as a doctor and researcher, it’s now clear to me that when it comes to heart disease, DNA is not necessarily your destiny. My team at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Center for Human Genetic Research recently analyzed... Read more of this article

BHB Appoints Urologist Dr Gordon Kooiman

BHB Appoints Urologist Dr Gordon Kooiman

The Bermuda Hospitals Board announced that Dr Gordon Kooiman [pictured] has been appointed as the Director of Urology, based at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. BHB said, “The appointment of a Urologist was required to meet the large demand for urology services in Bermuda, including diagnosing and treating people with cancers throughout the... Read more of this article