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Bermuda Hospitals Board Annual Report Tabled

Bermuda Hospitals Board Annual Report Tabled

Minister of Health Kim Wilson tabled the 2014 Annual Report from the Bermuda Hospitals Board in the House of Assembly today [May 10], and said it “marks what is expected to be a process of publishing the next five outstanding Annual Reports to bring BHB in line with its legislated requirements over the course of the coming fiscal year.” The... Read more of this article

Bill For Healthcare Cost Reform To Be Tabled

Bill For Healthcare Cost Reform To Be Tabled

[Updated with PDF] “We will deliver what we promised,” said Premier David Burt today, adding that the Bill to “initiate the first phase of the healthcare cost reform will be tabled on Friday when the House returns.” “We promised to bring down the cost of living for Bermudians and that includes the cost of healthcare. The Minister of Health... Read more of this article

Information Session Held On Medicinal Cannabis

Information Session Held On Medicinal Cannabis

North Shore Medical & Aesthetics Center [NMAC] held a public information session on medicinal cannabis with guest speaker Dr. Debra Kimless, who said she was “grateful and impressed by the people of Bermuda who attended the lecture. ” Dr. Kyjuan Brown said, “On behalf of North Shore Medical & Aesthetics Center, I would like to... Read more of this article

Video: International Nurses Day Proclamation

Video: International Nurses Day Proclamation

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Nursing Association [BNA] is holding their International Nurses Day proclamation this afternoon [May 9], with those scheduled to be in attendance including Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling, 2019 Nurse of the Year Janice Mullings George, Minister of Health Kim Wilson, Mr. Godfrey Nichols, and Mrs. Renee Faulcon. We... Read more of this article

Kempe: Addressing Real Costs Of Healthcare

Kempe: Addressing Real Costs Of Healthcare

“Without fixing the underlying cost drivers no amount of pooling or funding acrobatics will halt the rising tide of healthcare costs,” OBA Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said. Senator Kempe said, “On June 1, there will be a fundamental change to how services at the hospital will be funded. Whilst we have yet to see any draft legislation with... Read more of this article

Move For Health Day Pre Mother Day Event

Move For Health Day Pre Mother Day Event

The Department of Health is inviting all women to ‘Moving Sisters’ — a free Pre-Mother’s Day happy hour experience — on Friday [May 10] from 5.30pm to7.00pm at City Hall. A Government spokesperson said, “Moms, daughters, sisters and girlfriends start your Mother’s day celebrations with a dose of healthy fun. The Department... Read more of this article

Dr Brown: ‘Will Appeal This Surprising Decision’

Dr Brown: ‘Will Appeal This Surprising Decision’

“We are surprised that the judge considered to be ‘conflicts’ justifying the removal of the patients’ lawyers, situations which are commonplace in Bermuda,” Dr. Ewart Brown said, adding that “we will appeal this surprising decision.” This is the latest development in the situation regarding the investigation into the BHCS... Read more of this article

Michael Scott: ‘Greed, Not The Government’

Michael Scott: ‘Greed, Not The Government’

“While BF&M’s increase is being falsely blamed on the government, their decision is being driven by the primal forces of greed rather than anything else,” MP Michael Scott said, while BF&M said they remain “focused on serving our customers and keeping them informed of the factors impacting their rates.” MP Michael Scott statement MP... Read more of this article

Video: Update On BHB & Johns Hopkins

Video: Update On BHB & Johns Hopkins

[Updated] The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] and Johns Hopkins Medicine International are holding a press conference this morning [May 7] to “provide an update about progress and activity to improve the quality of on-island hospital care through the clinical affiliation between the two organisations.” We will have additional coverage later... Read more of this article

Friends Of Hospice Appoint Jennifer Mahoney

Friends Of Hospice Appoint Jennifer Mahoney

Friends of Hospice, the charity supporting Agape House, Bermuda’s only hospice, today [May 6] announced that Mrs. Jennifer Mahoney has joined the charity as Executive Director. A spokesperson said, “Mrs. Mahoney brings significant experience in many areas, including three years in the not-for-profit sector, as Executive Director of The Eliza... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: BNA Announce Nurse Of The Year

Photos/Video: BNA Announce Nurse Of The Year

[Updated with photos] Nursing is being celebrated during the month of May and at a ceremony today [May 5], the Bermuda Nurses Association [BNA] announced Janice Mullings-George as Nurse of the Year.Minister of Health Kim Wilson spoke at the event where four nominees were named including Janice Sealey-Khan who works at the Department of Health, Renee... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: MoonGate Group Health Fair

Photos & Video: MoonGate Group Health Fair

MoonGate Group held their annual Health Fair with the theme “Wise Wellness” yesterday afternoon [May 2] at Cathedral Hall. The event featured guests and vendors, along with refreshments and short presentations with local health care providers. Some of the guests were scheduled to include Department of Health – [including Blood Pressure &... Read more of this article

Health Minister And BF&M On Health Premiums

Health Minister And BF&M On Health Premiums

It is “unconscionable” that BF&M would “attempt to blame their premium increase on the Government’s efficiency measures,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, while BF&M said that the “proposed Government reform is an exercise in reallocating funds and capping hospital funds, and fails to address the real drivers... Read more of this article