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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

BNA To Host “1000 To Zumba” Exercise Event

BNA To Host “1000 To Zumba” Exercise Event

The Bermuda Netball Association [BNA] is getting set to host “1000 to Zumba” on August 16, 2014 from 8.30am through 11.30am at Bernards Park Netball Courts, bringing together exercise enthusiasts for a fun workout. The event will feature a breakfast provided by Butterfield & Vallis and Dunkley’s Dairy, with prizes to be given out... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Health Monitoring Ebola Outbreak

Ministry Of Health Monitoring Ebola Outbreak

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment said they are “continuing to monitor, prepare for and prevent local occurrences of Ebola, following verification yesterday from the World Health Organization [WHO]  that the Ebola situation is being classified as a public health emergency.” The Ministry confirmed that there have been no cases... Read more of this article

Dr. Kyjuan Brown Completes Bauman Training

Dr. Kyjuan Brown Completes Bauman Training

Dr. Kyjuan H. Brown successfully completed the Bauman Certified HairCoachMD Training Program, which educates medical professionals on how to detect and monitor male and female pattern hair loss, perform hair re-growth treatments, as well as provide patients with actionable information and effective preventative treatment options. NorthShore Medical... Read more of this article

DoH & LLL Join In World Breastfeeding Week

DoH & LLL Join In World Breastfeeding Week

The Department of Health [DoH] and La Leche League [LLL] will join an international campaign marking World Breastfeeding Week beginning on Monday, August 4, 2014. This year’s theme is ‘Breastfeeding is Normal.’ Mellonie Furbert, Public Health Nutritionist for the Department of Health and member of Bermuda’s Breastfeeding Promotion Committee,... Read more of this article

Suspected Case Of Chikungunya In Bermuda

Suspected Case Of Chikungunya In Bermuda

The Department of Health confirmed that the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit was notified of a suspected case of Chikungunya in July 2014, in a person who had a history of travel to an area with ongoing cases of chikungunya infection. A spokesperson said, “Laboratory testing results do not confirm chikungunya, dengue or influenza. The case will... Read more of this article

Videos: Talks Outline Acute Care Wing Project

Videos: Talks Outline Acute Care Wing Project

In order to put a human face on the island’s new Acute Care Wing, the Bermuda Hosptials Board [BHB] has released a series of videos that include open discussions with people close to the project, including its lead engineer, the BHB President and CEO, the project manager, and others. The Acute Care Wing is currently very close to completion and... Read more of this article


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