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Minister Visits Community Nursing Health Check

Minister Visits Community Nursing Health Check

Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, visited the “Taking it to the Streets” free health check held at Maximart in Sandys. The nurses will be at Maximart until 8:00 pm tonight, 28 July. The free testing of blood sugar, blood pressure, weight, a cardiac risk profile assessment and other is available to those over 18 years of age, at Maximart, 42 Middle... Read more of this article

Nurses “Taking It To The Streets” Today

Nurses “Taking It To The Streets” Today

The Community Nursing team will be “Taking it to the Streets” today [July 28] at Maximart at 42 Middle Road in Sandys from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Today, the Community Nursing team will be “Taking it to the Streets”, offering free blood sugar, blood pressure, weight monitoring and cardiac risk profile testing to those over... Read more of this article

Positive Response To ‘New Welcoming Policy’

Positive Response To ‘New Welcoming Policy’

A new “Welcoming Policy programme” has been introduced in the Acute Care Wing units of KEMH this month, which allows patients to select up to two people as official ‘support people’, who can be in attendance whenever a patient requests 24/7, or stay overnight if a patient wants them to. BHB said, “Launched on Monday 3 July 2017,... Read more of this article

BHB Appoints Dr Richmond As Chief Of Staff

BHB Appoints Dr Richmond As Chief Of Staff

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today [July 25] announces that it has appointed Michael Richmond MBChB FRCA FCAI [hon] as Chief of Staff following an extensive local and international recruitment process. He joins BHB on a three year contract. The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Venetta Symonds and is accountable to the Board and... Read more of this article

Diabetic Tasters Event With Wild Herbs & Plants

Diabetic Tasters Event With Wild Herbs & Plants

Wild Herbs n Plants of Bermuda is getting set to present a Diabetic Tasters event with wild herbs and plants on Sunday, July 23 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm at World Heritage Center in St. George. The event poster says, “Free giveaways of some of our recipes, prizes, cooking demo, tasters, dessert bar, beverages, and much much more all designed for healthy... Read more of this article

Doctors Association ‘Very Concerned’ About Cuts

Doctors Association ‘Very Concerned’ About Cuts

Following the recent cuts to reimbursement for diagnostic imaging, the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association said they are “very concerned about the effect these cuts will have on Bermudian businesses outside of Bermuda Hospitals Board, our colleagues, their employees and potentially their patients.” Bermuda Medical Doctors Association President... Read more of this article

‘You Are Not Alone’ Lecture Event On July 24

‘You Are Not Alone’ Lecture Event On July 24

The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation [BMHF] encourages the public to come and find out how to better support their loved ones on Monday, July 24th at 6.00pm at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. A spokesperson said, “The You Are Not Alone lecture event will serve to assist the community in better supporting family members with mental illness. “On... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Press Conference On Seniors/Health

Video: OBA Press Conference On Seniors/Health

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] held a press conference today [July 10] with Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden, and election candidates Andrew Simons and Simone Barton discussing matters related to seniors and health care. The press conference has just concluded and we will have additional information later on, and in the meantime... Read more of this article

BHCS, Brown-Darrell Clinic To Reduce Salaries

BHCS, Brown-Darrell Clinic To Reduce Salaries

Bermuda HealthCare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic announced‎ today that they have implemented salary decreases that will be effective in the very near future, adding that “from top to bottom, the entire team will experience pay cuts.” This step has been taken because of what Executive Chair Dr. Ewart Brown calls “callous, irrational... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo Care Centre To Close Tonight

Lamb Foggo Care Centre To Close Tonight

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is informing the public that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre will be closed  tonight [July 7] so that nursing resources can be redeployed to the emergency department at KEMH. A BHB spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board today informs the public that the Lamb Foggo UCC will be closed tonight so that nursing... Read more of this article

BMHF To Hold Forum About Mental Illness

BMHF To Hold Forum About Mental Illness

On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00pm, at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation [Foundation] invites the public to participate in a forum featuring international keynote speaker, Chanelle Lawson. The topics that will be discussed are current support available to family members of those who are diagnosed with... Read more of this article

Dr Schultz Receives Salute To Service Award

Dr Schultz Receives Salute To Service Award

The Bermuda Health Foundation was honoured to present Dr. Edward Schultz, Chief of Emergency Services and Hyperbaric Medicine at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, with the 15th Annual Salute to Service Award on Friday, June 30, 2017. The Awards Luncheon was once again held at the Hamilton Princess. The Bermuda Health Foundation said they believe... Read more of this article

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

Meals for both patients and staff at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital are now prepared with fresh herbs grown at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] by service users of the Devonshire facility. The garden project at MWI started in March with between six and eight individuals from the learning disabled and the geriatric services. Participants... Read more of this article