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BHB: Some Damage, Care Not Compromised

BHB: Some Damage, Care Not Compromised

[Updated] While Hurricane Gonzalo did cause some structural damage to several Bermuda Hospital Board [BHB] buildings, patient care was not compromised by the storm and all patients and staff are reported to have remained safe throughout the night’s events. A BHB spokesperson said, “BHB confirms that despite some structural damage, patient... Read more of this article

Dept Of Health Offers Hurricane Safety Tips

Dept Of Health Offers Hurricane Safety Tips

The Department of Health is reminding the public of key tips necessary to safely prepare for an emergency as Hurricane Gonzalo continues its approach. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Health would like to remind the public of key preparedness tips for health and safety as Hurricane Gonzalo approaches. “To ensure water supply safety,... Read more of this article

BF&M To Host Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

BF&M To Host Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

BF&M Limited is getting set to host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on October 22, 2014, with the BF&M Health Fair to begin at 5.00pm at Barr’s Park, and the walk itself beginning at 6.00pm. The rain date is October 27. The registration fee for the walk is $30 and can be processed online, with pack pick up available at the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Campaign Launched For World Sight Day

Campaign Launched For World Sight Day

A charity for the blind and vision impaired is marking World Sight Day today [Oct 9] by launching a campaign to raise funds for the prevention and management of sight loss. The Society for the Blind also wants to use the landmark day to raise awareness of glaucoma and cataracts – the two leading causes of vision loss in Bermuda. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Health Issues Ebola Advisory

Ministry Of Health Issues Ebola Advisory

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment today [Oct 8] confirmed that no cases of Ebola have occurred in Bermuda thus far, and that planning exercises are “ongoing in an effort to coordinate Ebola preparedness and assure the island remains protected.” The Ministry said, “At this time, there are no general bans on international... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘OBA Must Drop Ill Thought Out Scheme’

PLP: ‘OBA Must Drop Ill Thought Out Scheme’

[Updated with Minister's response] “The news that the Bermuda Medical Doctor’s Association [BMDA] opposes the OBA’s pre-certification scheme should come as no surprise to most Bermudians,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said, adding that the “OBA must drop this ill thought out scheme.” The Opposition Leader was speaking... Read more of this article

New BHB Consultant Cardiologist: Dr Yammine

New BHB Consultant Cardiologist: Dr Yammine

The Bermuda Hospitals Board announced the appointment of Dr Joseph Yammine as a Consultant Cardiologist. Dr Yammine joined BHB in August and reports to Dr Sam Mir, Director of Cardiology. Dr Yammine provides outpatient consultations to people with heart disease, and delivers specialized cardiac care for hospitalized and emergency patients. He works... Read more of this article

Gorham’s To Host ‘Think Pink” Charity Event

Gorham’s To Host ‘Think Pink” Charity Event

Gorham’s is getting set to host “Think Pink,” a ladies night out intending to raise awareness of and money for breast cancer, set to take place today [Oct 8] from 6.30pm through 9.00pm. Local artists and authors will be on hand, as will DJs from HOTT107.5, with women in attendance able to enjoy free food and drinks, as well as storewide... Read more of this article

Medical Association Oppose Pre-Certification

Medical Association Oppose Pre-Certification

The Bermuda Medical Doctors’ Association [BMDA] said they “note with some dismay the Request for Information published by the Ministry of Health,” adding they are “steadfast in its opposition of the implementation of pre-certification, and this has been made clear at every step of the consultation process.” USlegal.com defines... Read more of this article

North Village “Kicks For Cancer” Launched

North Village “Kicks For Cancer” Launched

North Village Community Club officially kicked off its 6th annual “Kicks for Cancer” campaign today [Oct 1]. During the month of October North Village’s Premier team and its Youth Program players will wear their signature pink jerseys in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer. Freisenbruch Meyer Group will once again partner with North... Read more of this article


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