Tag: health

BHB Appoints Neilson-Williams As CME Director

BHB Appoints Neilson-Williams As CME Director

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has appointed Dr. Anna Neilson-Williams [pictured left] as its Director of the Continuing Medical Education [CME] Programme. The position reports to the Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Weitekamp. Dr. Neilson-Williams will be responsible for the management and development of the CME programme, which provides doctors, nurses,... Read more of this article

New Hospital To Feature 2,738 Sq Ft Atrium

New Hospital To Feature 2,738 Sq Ft Atrium

The healing power of natural light played a major role in the architectural design of the new Acute Care Wing, the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said. “Large windows are featured throughout the building and while that allows light into areas facing outdoors it doesn’t address areas in the middle of the new facility,” a spokesperson explained. “Yet... Read more of this article

Health Department Holding Childbirth Classes

Health Department Holding Childbirth Classes

The Department of Health is getting set to host a series of childbirth education classes through May and June, 2014, helping to promote the well-being of both mothers and their new babies. A spokesperson said, “It’s fun, educational, and free. All classes are taught by experienced health care professionals. Loose, comfortable, and practical... Read more of this article

Students Compete To Raise Nutrition Awareness

Students Compete To Raise Nutrition Awareness

The Bermuda Dieticians Association and the Argus Group recently handed out prizes to P4-P6 students from Prospect Primary School in recognition of their participation in a Nutrition Champion School Competition that saw them create unique posters promoting healthy eating. All of Bermuda’s primary schools were invited to participate in producing... Read more of this article

Health Clinic To Resume At Mangrove Location

Health Clinic To Resume At Mangrove Location

The Department of Health said they would like to advise the public that the Somerset Clinic will resume clinic services at its Mangrove Bay location as of April 21st. A spokesperson said, “The Somerset Clinic had temporarily relocated elsewhere after the building had experienced some interior flooding in late February and had to be closed for... Read more of this article

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Death By Delay”

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Death By Delay”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] In December, the then Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin announced the OBA was looking to introduce pre-certification to the medical industry. This means that our physicians will be required to get approval from a faceless person on the end of a 1-800 number before any medical diagnostic procedures can be... Read more of this article

Photos: My Sereni-Tea Hosts Holistic Fair

Photos: My Sereni-Tea Hosts Holistic Fair

The My Sereni-Tea Holistic Fair was held on Saturday [Apr 12] from 10.00am through 5.00pm at My Sereni-Tea in Hamilton, bringing together practitioners and vendors in order to promote and educate the public about a holistically healthy lifestyle.The Fair offer sessions for $1.00 a minute to make it affordable for people to try the different therapies.... Read more of this article

New Emergency Dept. To Offer Patient Privacy

New Emergency Dept. To Offer Patient Privacy

Patient privacy is a hallmark of the Emergency Department in the new Acute Care Wing, the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said today. A private waiting room with seating for 15 people and two wheelchairs will keep patients away from the main hospital traffic, while access to other hospital services required by emergency department patients will take place... Read more of this article

PLP Joins In Marking 2014 Public Health Week

PLP Joins In Marking 2014 Public Health Week

The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party has joined in marking Public Health Week with Shadow Health Minister Zane DeSilva expressing that exercising and eating right can reduce the need for expensive medication and can improve the quality of life of Bermudians. Shadow Health Minister Zane Desilva said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party joins... Read more of this article

Bermuda Student Makes Difference In Belize

Bermuda Student Makes Difference In Belize

Aisha Bassett, a Bermuda student pursuing her medical education in the UK and serving a medical internship in Belize, has turned her original dream of lending a hand to Belizeans in need into a charitable opportunity thanks to not only her generosity, but that of all Bermudians. A spokesperson for the Belize Cancer Center, where Miss Bassett is serving... Read more of this article