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Column: Important Role Of The Health Council

Column: Important Role Of The Health Council

[Opinion column written by BHEC CEO Tawanna Wedderburn] Now that the dust has settled, at least momentarily, this calm before the next inevitable storm is being seized upon to shed some light on the role of the Bermuda Health Council in the context of recent events. To appreciate the significance of the remainder of this article, it is important to... Read more of this article

Minister Wilson On Health Workforce Planning

Minister Wilson On Health Workforce Planning

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [March 16], Minister of Health Kim Wilson provided an overview of activities to improve health workforce planning in Bermuda. Minister Wilson said, “The objective of the health workforce planning process was to assess the current health workforce situation in Bermuda and identify strategic lines of action... Read more of this article

Colonial Appoints New Wellness Coordinator

Colonial Appoints New Wellness Coordinator

One of the Island’s leading insurance companies has appointed a new wellness coordinator to help motivate, inspire, and educate people about healthy living. Katie Titterton, 30, turned from law to health and has just joined Colonial where she will work closely with members of the firm’s wellness programme, Zest [here]. ‘I was originally working... Read more of this article

Dr Brown Responds To Lahey Case Dismissal

Dr Brown Responds To Lahey Case Dismissal

Dr Ewart Brown said he was pleased by the Lahey case being dismissed, but not at all surprised, with the former Premier adding that he “heard no remorse from the former AG or his party” after they “frittered away $4 million of the people’s money.” Dr Brown said, “On Friday, March 9, the United States Federal District... Read more of this article

Know Someone Who Deserves Health Award?

Know Someone Who Deserves Health Award?

Public Health Week will take place from 9 – 13 April and the Department of Health is inviting nominations for the 2018 Public Health Awards, saying “the awards provide a unique opportunity to promote actions that can improve our health. ” This year’s theme is “You’re the Solution – Commit to Change”. The Department said,... Read more of this article

Lahey Case Dismissed In Massachusetts Court

Lahey Case Dismissed In Massachusetts Court

[Updated with video + AG + Shadow AG + Lahey comments] “Lahey’s Motion to Dismiss is allowed,” the Massachusetts District Court has ruled, with the Order of Dismissal stating “the complaint is hereby dismissed. This case is closed.” Attorney-General Kathy Simmons said “from our perspective it is closed, and we don’t intend... Read more of this article

BHeC Consultation On Affordable Healthcare

BHeC Consultation On Affordable Healthcare

The Bermuda Health Council said they plan to “consult in the coming weeks to discuss ways to make healthcare more affordable for all and build on the Ministry of Health’s initiative to modernize Bermuda Hospitals Board’s fees.” A spokesperson for the Bermuda Health Council said, “Healthcare is changing globally and locally and the... Read more of this article

‘Modernization Of Bermuda Hospitals Board Fees’

‘Modernization Of Bermuda Hospitals Board Fees’

The Ministry intends to “undertake a significant modernization of the Bermuda Hospitals Board Fees in the coming months,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said. Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister Wilson said, “During my budget presentation last week I noted that we have begun the long-needed review of BHB’s fees, following... Read more of this article

Colorectal Cancer Talk Set For March 21

Colorectal Cancer Talk Set For March 21

Dr Wilbert Warner and Dr Chris Fosker will discuss issues surrounding colorectal cancer on March 21 as part of the Cancer Talks series by Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre joins leading health organisations around the world to raise awareness of colorectal cancer a largely preventable disease.... Read more of this article

Update On Access To Cannabidiol Products

Update On Access To Cannabidiol Products

Minister of Health Kim Wilson provided an update on the status of importation and sale of Cannabidiol [CBD] products, which were recently classified as an over-the-counter medicine available from a pharmacist. Speaking in the House of Assembly last Friday, Minister Wilson said, “CBD containing products with less than 1% tetrahydrocannabinol... Read more of this article

Photos: New Medical Clinic To Open In Hamilton

Photos: New Medical Clinic To Open In Hamilton

Bermuda Medical Specialties Group [BMSG] is planning to open a new medical practice on Reid Street in Hamilton, with the 6,500 sq feet facility featuring 9 exam rooms, 4 diagnostic rooms, an infusion/blood donation suite, a procedure room and more. The business — co-founded by Dr. Arlene Basden and businessman Marico Thomas — plans to employ over... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo Staff On Stand By In Case of Storm

Lamb Foggo Staff On Stand By In Case of Storm

Should the causeway close due to the inclement weather this weekend, staff are on stand-by to open the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre, the Hospitals Board has confirmed.“Bermuda Hospitals Board is working closely with Emergency Measures Organisation representatives and the Bermuda Weather Service as the storm expected this weekend approaches,”... Read more of this article

Minister Opens Regional Nursing Body Meeting

Minister Opens Regional Nursing Body Meeting

Minister of Health Kim Wilson today [Feb 27] opened the 46th Joint Meeting of the Executive and Education Committees for the policy-making body for Nursing in the CARICOM Caribbean Community. The Regional Nursing Body is meeting in Bermuda for the 46th Joint Meeting of the Executive and Education Committees and the fifteenth of the Practice Committee.... Read more of this article