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School PTA To Meet On ‘Health & Safety’

School PTA To Meet On ‘Health & Safety’

The Harrington Sound Primary School Parent Teacher Association said they “will be hosting an urgent meeting” on Monday [May 22]  at 6.00pm at the school’s auditorium, with the meeting in “reference to the health & safety issues affecting the quality of our student’s health and education”. A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

NMAC Study On Food Allergies & Sensitivities

NMAC Study On Food Allergies & Sensitivities

Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center [NMAC], under the direction of Dr. Kyjuan Brown, MD Medical Director, and Dr. Amani Flood, NMD Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, recently conducted a retrospective study on what effects food allergies and sensitivities have on their patient population. Patients with skin, gastrointestinal and rheumatological... Read more of this article

Video: Radiation Therapy Unit Ribbon Cutting

Video: Radiation Therapy Unit Ribbon Cutting

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre held a ribbon cutting today [May 17] to celebrate the opening of Bermuda’s first radiation therapy unit.BCHC said, “In 2014, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre undertook a review of the gaps in cancer care in Bermuda. The most significant gap, which has been widely experienced by many... Read more of this article

Photos: BDA College Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Photos: BDA College Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Family and friends turned out for the Bermuda College Annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony which was held on Tuesday evening [May 16] to celebrate the soon to be 2017 nursing graduates. The 2017 nursing graduates include Janai Caldwell, Mirela DeSilva, Rhonee Ford, Olievia Martins, LeRhonda Mills, Clairissa Phillips, Victoria Trott, Melina Pacheco and Cathy... Read more of this article

Upgrades Complete For BHB’s CT Scanner

Upgrades Complete For BHB’s CT Scanner

On island radiation therapy is another step closer to being a reality, with the Bermuda Hospitals Board announcing that upgrades to one of its CT scanners have been completed. BHB Consultant Oncologist Dr Christopher Fosker’s interview on the new service – Part 1A spokesperson said, “Installation teams from General Electric [GE] and LAP... Read more of this article

Collisions: $2.65M In Insurance Claims In 2016

Collisions: $2.65M In Insurance Claims In 2016

“In addition to the tragic loss of loved ones through sudden death and injury from road traffic crashes [RTCs], Bermuda spent $2.65M in health insurance claims in 2016,” the Bermuda Health Council said today. “According to the Bermuda Police Service there were 1,400 road traffic crashes recorded in this period. These costs do not include... Read more of this article

P.A.L.S. To Host Tag Day On May 19 & 20

P.A.L.S. To Host Tag Day On May 19 & 20

P.A.L.S. Cancer Care charity will be hosting their annual tag day on Friday [May 19] in Hamilton and Saturday [May 20] in other Parishes, and in preparation for the tag day, the first tag was sold Governor John Rankin at Government House today. P.A.L.S. mission is to “provide cancer patients with quality care primarily in the home setting in order... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: Nursing Day Proclamation

Live Video Replay: Nursing Day Proclamation

The Bermuda Nursing Association [BNA] — whose mission is to “enhance the nursing profession and influence the delivery of quality nursing care in Bermuda” — recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with a Gala at the Fairmont Southampton, and to mark International Nurses Day on Friday [May 12] they held a proclamation at City... Read more of this article

Minister: Health Miscellaneous Amendment Act

Minister: Health Miscellaneous Amendment Act

The Health [Miscellaneous] Amendment Act 2017 brings a number of amendments related to health insurance, standard health coverage and fees, Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden said in the House of Assembly on Friday [May 12] The Minister said, “It is with pleasure that I bring to this Honourable House today, the Health [Miscellaneous] Amendment... Read more of this article

BHB Survey To Help Shape Clinical Services

BHB Survey To Help Shape Clinical Services

The Bermuda Hospitals Board is inviting the community to share their perspectives on what is important about BHB services with a survey, which can be accessed here. “The anonymous online survey is being shared as part of BHB’s Clinical Services Planning project. The goal of the project is to listen to feedback, review healthcare data, and speak... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 24-Hour ‘Relay For Life’ Event

Photos & Video: 24-Hour ‘Relay For Life’ Event

[Written by Marisa Whitecross + Updated with photos] The Bermuda Relay for Life event is now underway, with the 24 hour walk seeing people give their support for cancer fighters and survivors, while helping to raise funds. Relay for Life is bringing together the community of Bermuda at the National Sports Centre from 6pm Friday until 6pm Saturday, with... Read more of this article

Health Minister Celebrates With Retired Nurses

Health Minister Celebrates With Retired Nurses

Today [May 12] is International Nurses Day, and Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden recently had an opportunity to meet with retired nurses as part of celebrations for Nurses’ Month.The retired nurses were gathered for a special tea in their honour. Awards were given to the most newly retired nurse Monica Lindo [left] and the longest... Read more of this article

‘Summer Shake Down’ Health Fair On May 21

‘Summer Shake Down’ Health Fair On May 21

Three young entrepreneurs have partnered with CrossFit BDA to present the Summer Shakedown health fair to help start your summer off on a healthy note. Yoga Instructor Megan Mahoney and Health Coaches Clare Panchaud and Katie Titterton are hosting the Summer Shakedown health fair at CrossFit BDA on Sunday, May 21, from 11am to 1pm. Nutrition advice,... Read more of this article