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Nine Students Awarded BHB/BHCT Scholarships

Nine Students Awarded BHB/BHCT Scholarships

Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust [BHCT] and Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today [July 11] announced a second $350,000 donation to support scholarships and staff training at BHB, and also announced the winners of the nine BHB scholarships in 2018 funded by BHCT and a scholarship funded by GlaxoSmithKline that BHB administers. In 2017, the BHCT made... Read more of this article

Health Advisory: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Health Advisory: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

The Ministry of Health have advised of cases of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning [CFP] in the community, saying so far this year they have “received 4 reports of the poisoning.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] of the Ministry of Health and Department of Environment and Natural Resources would like... Read more of this article

Column: Impact And Treatment Of Obesity

Column: Impact And Treatment Of Obesity

[Written by Dr Fatima Cody Stanford] As many know, obesity is now classified as a disease by several medical organizations, including the American Medical Association [AMA], the organization that represents doctors nationwide in the U.S. Taking away the blame For people who struggle with their weight and the physicians who care for them, this designation... Read more of this article

Health Council Launches Feedback Survey

Health Council Launches Feedback Survey

The Bermuda Health Council Feedback Survey has launched to provide the public with the “opportunity to weigh in on the future of the organization.” “The Health Council is encouraging everyone in Bermuda to participate. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and can be found here,” the organisation said. “The... Read more of this article

New Chief Of Emergency & Hyperbaric Services

New Chief Of Emergency & Hyperbaric Services

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today announced the appointment of Dr Chikezie Dean Okereke as Chief of Emergency and Hyperbaric Services, effective Monday 2 July 2018, on a three year contract. He replaces Dr Edward Schultz who has retired from BHB. BHB said, “Dr Okereke has been employed in the Emergency Department of King Edward VII Hospital... Read more of this article

St John’s Emergency Responder Graduation

St John’s Emergency Responder Graduation

The St. John Ambulance Bermuda Emergency Medical Responder programme held their graduation ceremony last night [June 26], with the graduates including Noah Brady-Soares, Craig Burt, Dana DeSilva, Kellan DeSilva, Elaine Frick, Lilaanne Hilverding, Meekai Johansen, Calvina Parfitt, Laetitia Parfitt, Amalia Pontes and Alethea White. Speaking at the event,... Read more of this article

$8,000 Donation To Develop Therapeutic Garden

$8,000 Donation To Develop Therapeutic Garden

Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust and Bermuda Hospitals Board announced an $8,000 donation to develop a therapeutic garden for Child & Adolescent Services [CAS] in its location at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. Lisa Sheppard, Executive Director at the BHCT adds: “BHCT is very happy to fund the creation of a therapeutic garden for the service... Read more of this article

Minister Wilson Provides Three Health Advisories

Minister Wilson Provides Three Health Advisories

Minister of Health Kim Wilson provided three public health advisories in the House of Assembly on Friday [June 22], covering issues including travel, camps, and health screenings. Minister Wilson said, “As Honourable members may or may not be aware, the World Health Organization [WHO] has received an increase in reported cases of the measles in... Read more of this article

Department Of Health ‘Taking It To The Streets’

Department Of Health ‘Taking It To The Streets’

The Department of Health announces the return of its popular and free health screenings initiative – Taking it to the Streets – starting tomorrow [June 22]. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Health announces the return of its popular and free health screenings initiative – Taking it to the Streets – starting tomorrow. “Last... Read more of this article

Health Dept: ‘Ensure Vaccinations Up-To-Date’

Health Dept: ‘Ensure Vaccinations Up-To-Date’

The Department of Health is encouraging everyone to “ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date, especially if they have plans to travel this summer,” saying that “due to persons being under-vaccinated or unvaccinated, measles in particular has returned to some areas of the world.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department... Read more of this article

Video: Health Foundation Scholarship Awards

Video: Health Foundation Scholarship Awards

The Bermuda Health Foundation held their Scholarship Awards presentation this afternoon [June 15] at the Brown-Darrell Clinic, with Chioma Nwasike, Jennifer Ross, and Amber White all receiving the educational awards.“On June 14, 2003, the Bermuda Health Foundation, which was created to assist Bermudians interested in careers in the medical field... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Donating Blood Helps Save Lives’

Minister: ‘Donating Blood Helps Save Lives’

Every year on June 14, people around the world donate blood in honour of World Blood Donor Day, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said in the House of Assembly today [June 15], adding that we need to educate the community and raise awareness, as donating blood helps save lives. The Minister said, “Every year on June 14, people around the world will... Read more of this article

Top Cancer Doctors Meet Minister Of Health

Top Cancer Doctors Meet Minister Of Health

Leading cancer doctors who are in Bermuda for a medical conference, had the opportunity to meet the Minister of Health Kim Wilson. The doctors are here for the second Pink & Teal Conference on Breast and Ovarian Cancer organized at the Fairmont Southampton Resort by Innovative Medical Conferences, LLC., whose President and CEO is Bill Keegan [pictured... Read more of this article