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Celebrating Wellness Event On September 28

Celebrating Wellness Event On September 28

The Health Promotion Office of the Department of Health will be hosting a Celebrating Wellness: Carnival Ready Health Extravaganza on Wednesday [Sept 28] from 4.00pm to 8.00pm in Victoria Park. A spokesperson said, “This event will increase awareness and promote measures to address the epidemic of Noncommunicable diseases [NCDs], which continue... Read more of this article

BHB Appoints Keltie Jamieson As New CHIO

BHB Appoints Keltie Jamieson As New CHIO

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has appointed Keltie Jamieson as its new chief hospital information officer [CHIO]. A spokesperson said, “Ms Jamieson will report directly to the CEO & President, Michael Richmond, MD. “As the CHIO, Ms Jamieson will oversee BHB’s information technology, information management and telecommunications functions and... Read more of this article

Canada To End Covid Travel Requirements

Canada To End Covid Travel Requirements

The Government of Canada announced the “removal of all Covid-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022.” The official website said, “The removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number of factors, including modelling that indicates... Read more of this article

Public Health Emergency Will End In November

Public Health Emergency Will End In November

The Government “will table a final extension to the Public Health Emergency to end on November 30th” and “will not seek an extension of the public health emergency beyond the end of November.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP, today announced that on Friday, September 30 in the... Read more of this article

Tony Brannon On Therapeutic Power Of Music

Tony Brannon On Therapeutic Power Of Music

[Written by Stephen Wright] Tony Brannon has always believed in the power of music to uplift, soothe and inspire the soul. However, it was not until he began playing songs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and watching their reactions to recognisable lyrics and melodies that he believed in its therapeutic power. For the past nine years, the local... Read more of this article

Covid: 45 Positive, 52 Active, 6 In Hospital

Covid: 45 Positive, 52 Active, 6 In Hospital

The Ministry received 3,007 test results — spanning 7 days — and 45 were positive, so there are now 52 known active cases, of which 6 people are in hospital. A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 3007 test results, and 45 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 1%. “These... Read more of this article

BHB Electronic Records To Go Live In October

BHB Electronic Records To Go Live In October

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] provided an update on its electronic medical record project, which they said “will go live on 29 October 2022.” A spokesperson said, “Since the project started in April 2021, hundreds of BHB staff have been working within dedicated work streams with our vendor, Cerner. Staff have named the new system PEARL... Read more of this article

2022 SunSmart Summer Camp Accreditation

2022 SunSmart Summer Camp Accreditation

This summer, 40 camps and three day-care programmes registered for the 2022 SunSmart Accreditation Programme. A spokesperson said, “A single blistering sunburn in youth can double one’s chances of being diagnosed with skin cancer later in life. This statistic is significant given that Bermuda’s UV Index is “high” or “very... Read more of this article

Covid: 58 Positive, 69 Active, 8 In Hospital

Covid: 58 Positive, 69 Active, 8 In Hospital

The Ministry received 7,334 test results — spanning 7 days — and 58 were positive, so there are now 69 known active cases, of which 8 people are in hospital. A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 7334 test results, and 58 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 1%. “These... Read more of this article

Covid: 106 Positive, 122 Active, 6 In Hospital

Covid: 106 Positive, 122 Active, 6 In Hospital

The Ministry received 4,574 test results — spanning 7 days — and 106 were positive, so there are now 122 known active cases, of which 6 people are in hospital. A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 4574 test results, and 106 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 2%. “These... Read more of this article

First Year Of The Integrated Healthcare Clinic

First Year Of The Integrated Healthcare Clinic

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is celebrating the first year of the Integrated Healthcare Clinic [IHC] a year after it opened at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre. “Having launched in July 2021, the IHC offers people in the East End who need mental health and chronic illness services a place to receive care closer to home,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

Pink + Well Bermuda Wellness Retreat In 2023

Pink + Well Bermuda Wellness Retreat In 2023

Bliss Women is joining The Trip Wishlist founder Taryn White for the Pink + Well Bermuda 2023 Wellness Retreat, scheduled for April 19 to April 23, 2023. A spokesperson said, “Bliss Women, Bermuda’s online health and wellness community for women, joins The Trip Wishlist founder Taryn White in an upcoming luxury retreat scheduled for April 19... Read more of this article

Covid: 128 Positive, 141 Active, 7 In Hospital

Covid: 128 Positive, 141 Active, 7 In Hospital

The Ministry received 5,011 test results — spanning 7 days — and 128 were positive, so there are now 141 known active cases, of which 7 people are in hospital. A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 5,011 test results, and 128 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of... Read more of this article