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Decision On Hospital Response To PATI Request

Decision On Hospital Response To PATI Request

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has issued her latest decision, this one related to searches for records held by the Bermuda Hospitals Board following a PATI request. The ICO office said, “This decision concerns the reasonableness of a search conducted by the Bermuda Hospitals Board in response to a PATI request related to the number... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Board & Council Members

Minister Meets With Board & Council Members

Last evening, Minister of Health Kim Wilson met with members of the Ministry’s boards, councils and committees in an inaugural orientation meeting.“The Ministry of Health has 31 Boards under its remit to assist in the stewardship, regulation and oversight of the country’s health system,” a spokesperson said. “There are 16 boards... Read more of this article

Health Student? Apply For Dr. Ball Scholarship

Health Student? Apply For Dr. Ball Scholarship

The Ministry of Health today announced that the application period for the Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship has opened, with the application period set to conclude on 30 April 2019. “The Ministry of Health awards the Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship annually to students seeking careers or professional development in public... Read more of this article

Volume-Based To Value-Based Health System

Volume-Based To Value-Based Health System

The Bermuda Health Council released an information brief on ‘alternative payment mechanisms,’ which they said was part of a “larger community conversation around goals for transitioning our system from a volume-based payment model to one based more on value.” A spokesperson said, “Recently, Bermuda’s residents have been... Read more of this article

Doctor To Address ED At Northshore Medical

Doctor To Address ED At Northshore Medical

Clinical urological surgeon Dr. Jonathan Makanjuola will be available at Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Centre from February 16 to February 22 in order to address erectile dysfunction with patients. A spokesperson said, “Erectile dysfunction [ED] may not the main topic of conversation this Valentine’s Day, but it’s affecting increasing... Read more of this article

Open Airways Survey: Do You Have Asthma?

Open Airways Survey: Do You Have Asthma?

Open Airways is conducting an online survey about asthma, and they are inviting the public to visit www.openairways.com and complete the 3-minute survey. A spokesperson said, “Open Airways is inviting everyone with asthma in Bermuda to complete a quick [3 minute] online survey about their asthma. “Asthma is very common in Bermuda affecting... Read more of this article

Health Council Launches Series Of Meetings

Health Council Launches Series Of Meetings

“The Bermuda Health Council will be continuing a series of meetings with stakeholders and groups within our communities for the purpose of supporting the improvement of how we deliver care, pay for care, and the results we receive from our health system,” the Health Council said. A spokesperson said, “These series of meetings with diverse... Read more of this article

Discussed & Decision ‘Not To Engage Further’

Discussed & Decision ‘Not To Engage Further’

The Bermuda Health Council Board “discussed the potential conflict of interest of the arrangement in June 2016, which resulted in the decision for Dr. Brathwaite not to engage further due to the potential perceived conflicts with Ms. Moulton’s then employer Lahey International,” the Health Council said today. This follows after a report... Read more of this article

First International Facility To Earn Accreditation

First International Facility To Earn Accreditation

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre has been awarded accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology [ACR], making the local not-for-profit the first international facility to achieve this recognition. ACR accreditation is a voluntary process that demonstrates Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s commitment to excellence in patient... Read more of this article

Public Advisory: KEMH Roof Sealing Works

Public Advisory: KEMH Roof Sealing Works

The roof at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] is currently having some repairs done on it and the Bermuda Hospitals Board is advising the work is expected to last “several weeks”. A BHB spokesperson said, “Work to seal a section of the roof at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] has begun. The work is expected to last several... Read more of this article

Red Cross Donates Scooter To Gordon Ward

Red Cross Donates Scooter To Gordon Ward

Residents on BHB’s Gordon Ward have access to an electric scooter, thanks to a donation from the Bermuda Red Cross. The donated scooter will be used by various residents who have mobility issues, to help them within and outside the hospital building. Mr Roland Peters, Clinical Resource Nurse for Gordon Ward, comments: “We are very grateful for... Read more of this article

Appreciation Luncheon For Dr. Mahesh Reddy

Appreciation Luncheon For Dr. Mahesh Reddy

A group of patients of Bermuda HealthCare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic have organised an Appreciation Luncheon for Dr. Mahesh Reddy. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the St. Paul’s Centennial Hall from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. “I’m a patient of Dr. Reddy and I believe that this is a perfect way to say how much I... Read more of this article

Photos: CedarBridge Academy Health Fair

Photos: CedarBridge Academy Health Fair

CedarBridge Academy hosted a Health Fair this afternoon [Jan 31] at the Upper Floor of the Administration Building with a number of different agencies on hand to offer advice and answer questions. A spokesperson previously said, “In an effort to encourage a healthy lifestyle, School Nurse Genny Williams-Hart, and the School Safety Committee are hosting... Read more of this article