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Mental Health Awareness Week Launched

Mental Health Awareness Week Launched

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 was launched by Minister of Health Kim Wilson today [Oct 8] with the theme of ‘Mental Health and Young People in a Changing World.’ A spokesperson said, “About 75% of mental illnesses appear by the age of 24, with about half appearing by 14 years old. A message of the campaign is that education about mental... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre To Be Closed This Week

Hamilton Health Centre To Be Closed This Week

[Updated] The Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street will remain closed for the week of October 8th – 12th 2018 while urgent building repairs are carried out, according to officials. A spokesperson said, “Unfortunately plumbing problems have recurred and repairs are still underway. “The following services have been temporarily relocated:The... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre To Reopen On Monday

Hamilton Health Centre To Reopen On Monday

The Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street is getting set to reopen on Monday [Oct 8], with the Communicable Disease Clinic temporarily located at the Lambe Foggo Urgent Care Centre and the Maternal Health Clinic reopening on Tuesday [Oct 9]. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Health is pleased to report that the Hamilton Health Centre... Read more of this article

OBA: Track Whether Legislation Improves Health

OBA: Track Whether Legislation Improves Health

World Diabetes Day is on November 14 and Minister of Health Kim Wilson “should proclaim this day as the launch of a national health screening programme funded with proceeds of the Sugar Tax,” according to Shadow Health Minister Susan Jackson. Ms Jackson said, “The Customs Tariff Amendment [No. 2] Act 2018, better known as the Sugar... Read more of this article

Mental Health Poetry Competition Launched

Mental Health Poetry Competition Launched

Bermuda Hospitals Board today [Oct 3] announces the launch of a poetry competition ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week in October. Young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are being invited to write poems of up to 26 lines for the theme ‘Mental Health and Young People in a Changing World’. The poetry competition is free to enter, and there will... Read more of this article

Update: Hamilton Health Centre Remains Closed

Update: Hamilton Health Centre Remains Closed

The Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street will remain closed for the rest of this week while repairs continue. A spokesperson said, “The Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street will remain closed for the rest of this week while urgent building repairs are carried out. “The following services has been temporarily relocated:“The... Read more of this article

Video: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Launch

Video: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Launch

The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC] held a press conference this afternoon [Oct 1] to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with those in attendance including BF&M President and CEO John Wight, Mrs. Kristin Burt [who is the patron of the month] Health Minister Kim Wilson and BCHC CEO Lynne Woolridge.The 13-minute live video replay is below: Related... Read more of this article

KEMH Glows Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

KEMH Glows Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with events and awareness campaigns organised by the Mammography Department. BHB said they are expecting a Social Media buzz on Snapchat today with the Mammography Department filter and the main entrance of the Acute Care Wing will be under a pink glow commencing... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre Shut For Urgent Repairs

Hamilton Health Centre Shut For Urgent Repairs

The Hamilton Health Centre and the Annex Building on Victoria Street will be closed tomorrow [Oct 1], for urgent plumbing repairs according to Department officials. A spokesperson said, “Normal services will resume on Tuesday, 2 October, at 8:30am. “Services affected include Maternal Health, the Communicable Disease Clinic, Oral Health,... Read more of this article

Cannonier: $1.2M Payment Is A ‘Major Concern’

Cannonier: $1.2M Payment Is A ‘Major Concern’

[Updated] “The payment of in excess of $1.2 million of taxpayers money to the ‘good doctor’ should be a major concern to all taxpayers,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said today, adding that “it is Robin Hood in reverse.” Background In January of this year, the Government confirmed [PDF] they “granted financial... Read more of this article

Approximately $3.6M In Scan Fee Supplements

Approximately $3.6M In Scan Fee Supplements

Between payments to the three providers, debt offset and projected future payments, the Government is set to provide approximately $3.6 million in financial supplements to MRI and CT scan providers for 2017/18. Earlier this year, the Government confirmed they “granted financial supplements” to “help ensure CT and MRI services are... Read more of this article

Photos: Celebrating Wellness At Barr’s Bay Park

Photos: Celebrating Wellness At Barr’s Bay Park

The Department of Health hailed their four-hour “Celebrating Wellness” event yesterday a huge success. People enjoyed a wide variety of family friendly activities on land at the Barr’s Bay Park on Pitt’s Bay Road.  and tried gig rowing on a pilot gig, a six-oared rowing boat. The afternoon of free events – from 4pm to 8pm – was themed... Read more of this article

Free Health Screenings On Friday In St George’s

Free Health Screenings On Friday In St George’s

Free health screenings will be held this Friday [Sept 28] in King’s Square, St. Georges from 4 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. “They will be the last in a series of four the Department of Health has hosted as part of the ‘Taking it to the Streets’ series through the summer,” a Health Ministry spokesperson said. “The free health screenings... Read more of this article