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Nursing Amendment Act 2018 Tabled In House

Nursing Amendment Act 2018 Tabled In House

The Nursing Amendment Act 2018 was tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 23] by Minister of Health Kim Wilson. Minister Wilson said, “The Nursing Amendment Act 2018 proposes to improve the regulation of midwives by incorporating midwives under the existing regulatory framework for nurses, and transferring the regulatory authority for midwives... Read more of this article

Beach Speaks On Healthy Schools In Barbados

Beach Speaks On Healthy Schools In Barbados

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition [HCC] and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, invited Marie Beach — the Department of Health, Healthy Schools Coordinator — to participate in the “Beyond the Call to Action Event: Towards School Policies in support of Childhood Obesity Prevention” held on Universal Children’s Day, 20th November... Read more of this article

Movin Mommas Free Community Walking Group

Movin Mommas Free Community Walking Group

The Health Visiting Team of the Department of Health invites postpartum mothers and their families to join the Movin’ Mommas walking group who meet every Tuesday morning at the Botanical Gardens Visitors Center at 10am, with the meeting lasting for approximately 45 minutes. The walking group kicked off on November 6th, and was well received with over... Read more of this article

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Warning

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Warning

The FDA along with CDC are investigating a multi state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce, saying “People should not eat romaine lettuce until more is known about the source of the contaminated lettuce and the status of the outbreak”. Bermuda Department of Health officials say the warning does not apply... Read more of this article

Diabetes Education Available In Portuguese

Diabetes Education Available In Portuguese

The Bermuda Diabetes Association is offering a free diabetes education programme for Portuguese people and their families who have diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes. A spokesperson said, “This is the first time diabetes education has been offered to people in their own language. The education programme will be held at St Patricks... Read more of this article

Minister Kim Wilson On Hamilton Health Centre

Minister Kim Wilson On Hamilton Health Centre

Minister of Health Kim Wilson held a press conference yesterday [Nov 19] to provide an update on the Hamilton Health Centre, informing the public that it will re-open today [Nov 20]. Minister Wilson said, “In October of this year the Hamilton Health Centre building was not operational for a number of reasons. It had been under stress due to a number... Read more of this article

Minister Wilson On Protection Of Persons In Care

Minister Wilson On Protection Of Persons In Care

Minister of Health Kim Wilson provided an update on the actions the Ministry of Health is taking to “ensure the health, safety and well-being of persons in care.” Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 16], the Minister said, “The Ministry, through Ageing and Disability Services, has taken strides in 2018 to improve how we... Read more of this article

Three Hour Video: Alzheimer’s Disease Forum

Three Hour Video: Alzheimer’s Disease Forum

Bermuda College hosted their Alzheimer’s Disease forum yesterday evening [Nov 15] with the Dementia Training Company sharing their knowledge, experiences and ideas to help those affected by dementia in Bermuda to live well. Those in attendance included nurses, nursing assistants, Emergency Medical Technicians [EMTs], key stakeholders in nursing education... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BCHC Men’s Health Screening

Photos & Video: BCHC Men’s Health Screening

[Updated] Minister of Health Kim Wilson and BCHC CEO Lynne Woolridge officially opened the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre eighth annual Men’s Health Screening today [Nov 15] at the Seventh Day Adventist Hall in Hamilton, with the event offering a range of screenings including Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, Body Composition, Lung Function, Foot Exam,... Read more of this article

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

Yesterday the Plant Protection Section was “alerted to a bunch of imported bananas that were infested with two pests, scale and mealybug,” and the “infested fruit has been removed from the shelves of grocery stores and confiscated as a result of these insect pests.” Following this, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources... Read more of this article

Official Opening Of Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Official Opening Of Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Earlier today [Nov 14], the Minister of Health Kim Wilson officially opened the Mullet Bay Park outdoor fitness equipment in St George’sA Government spokesperson said, “In July 2017, the Department of Health launched the Bermuda 50 Million Steps Challenge. It was an opportunity for residents to improve their health while having fun at the... Read more of this article

Men On Campus Sacrifice Hair For Good Health

Men On Campus Sacrifice Hair For Good Health

Bermuda College was abuzz yesterday [Nov 8] with the humming reverberation of electric clippers working overtime as many of the school’s male students sacrificing the beards, goatees and moustaches as part of Men’s Health Month, with the goal of raising awareness of the many ailments – particularly cancer – that often afflict men as... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Health ‘Flu Express’ Starts Nov 14

Ministry Of Health ‘Flu Express’ Starts Nov 14

The Department of Health wishes to remind the public of the importance of having a flu shot this season. Earlier today [Nov 8], Minister of Health Kim Wilson, along with the Head of Public Service, Dr. Derrick Binns, the Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. Jennifer Attride-Stirling and Ministry of Health staff received flu shots as part of the Ministry... Read more of this article