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Radiation Therapy Centre Celebrates One Year

Radiation Therapy Centre Celebrates One Year

130 people have been treated at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s [BCHC] radiation therapy [RT] unit in the first 12 months, since opening its doors in May 2017. BCHC’s RT unit, which is able to treat 95% of cancers where radiation would be beneficial, celebrates its one year anniversary this week.“The impact of providing radiation therapy... Read more of this article

Celebrating Bermuda’s “50 Club” Blood Donors

Celebrating Bermuda’s “50 Club” Blood Donors

Bermuda Hospitals Board thanked Peter Barrett for his donation of a plaque that lists the names of current Bermuda donors who have made 50 or more blood or apheresis donations. The plaque donation is in honour of his father, Leslie Barrett. Installed in the entry hallway of the Bermuda Blood Donor Centre on the first floor of the King Edward VII Memorial... Read more of this article

Health Minister Wilson At AIG Wellbeing Fair

Health Minister Wilson At AIG Wellbeing Fair

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson today [May 11] commended the American International Group [AIG] for focusing on the health of their employees at the AIG Wellbeing Fair at their Hamilton, Richmond Road offices. A spokesperson said, “The Minister said she was pleased that the company recognized that promoting and encouraging healthy lifestyles... Read more of this article

Bill Tabled & Sugar Tax Consultation Report

Bill Tabled & Sugar Tax Consultation Report

Today [May 11], the Government tabled the Customs Tariff Amendment [No. 2] Bill with proposed changes to the import duties relating to sugar and certain sugar products. “The Ministry of Health also published the full and final report of the Sugar Tax Consultation on its website,” the Government said. “This follows the Sugar Tax Consultation... Read more of this article

Breast & Ovarian Cancer Conference In June

Breast & Ovarian Cancer Conference In June

William Keegan, President and CEO, of Innovative Medical Conferences, has confirmed that the second ‘The Pink & Teal Conference on Breast and Ovarian Cancer’ will be three times larger than Innovative Medical Conferences’s [IMC] original 2013 visit to Bermuda, with the conference to be held at Fairmont Southampton on June 14 and... Read more of this article

Health Minister Delivers Nurses Proclamation

Health Minister Delivers Nurses Proclamation

Minister of Health Kim Wilson recently helped to honour Bermuda’s nurses, reading a proclamation that recognised Saturday, May 12 as International Nurses Day, and the month of May as Nurses Month. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister read the proclamation from the steps of City Hall, accompanied by members of the Bermuda Nurses Association... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Nurses Celebrated At Brunch

Bermuda’s Nurses Celebrated At Brunch

In order to mark National Nurses Week, the Bermuda Nurses Association held their annual brunch at the Beau Rivage restaurant on Sunday [May 6], with Geneive Williams-Hart honoured as the Nurse of the Year. International Nurses Day is annually celebrated May 12 and this entire week is set aside to honour the profession. At the event, Minister of Health... Read more of this article

Fresh Breath Dental Provides Free Service

Fresh Breath Dental Provides Free Service

Fresh Breath Dental recently held their second ‘Community Day’ where they collaborated with Government, vendors, and patients of Fresh Breath Dental to provide free teeth extractions to those in need. A spokesperson said, “To see the gratitude of patients receiving the service was priceless as many were in pain and discomfort. We are... Read more of this article

American Society Donates To BHB Residents

American Society Donates To BHB Residents

Residents of Long Term Care at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] will be able to enjoy some activities outside in the coming months thanks in large part to a donation from the American Society of Bermuda. Club president Ellie Najac said the Society, comprised of US citizens who live in Bermuda, make donations quarterly to various groups on the... Read more of this article

Minister Wilson On Making Healthcare Affordable

Minister Wilson On Making Healthcare Affordable

Minister of Health Kim Wilson spoke on “making healthcare affordable and accessible for all” in the House of Assembly today [May 4]. Minister Wilson said, “I rise today to remind us all of the number one priority for the Ministry of Health: Making healthcare affordable and accessible for all. “This week is an opportune time to... Read more of this article

Cancer Survivor Urges People To Support Relay

Cancer Survivor Urges People To Support Relay

Eight years ago, at the age of just 35, Kimberley Best was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis came a year almost to the day that one of her dearest friends had called to say she also had the disease. “You get the call from your doctor and you just know. The hardest call for me to make was to my parents,” said Ms Best, an only child, who... Read more of this article

Public Challenged To Help Asthma Charity

Public Challenged To Help Asthma Charity

Government spokesman in the Upper House for Health, Senator Crystal Caesar has challenged the public to help out Open Airways, the charity improving the health of those affected by asthma and other breathing difficulties. Senator Caesar was speaking at lunch time today [May 1] on the steps of City Hall as Open Airways launched the local celebration... Read more of this article

International Workers’ Day Celebrations Today

International Workers’ Day Celebrations Today

Today [May 1] Minister of Health Kim Wilson, and her Cabinet colleagues will observe this year’s Bermuda Trade Union Congress’ International Workers’ Day theme: “Affordable and Accessible Healthcare in Bermuda for All” and are scheduled to march with the BTUC in celebration. The BTUC rally and march  in recognition of International Workers’... Read more of this article