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Video: Meeting On Standard Health Benefit

Video: Meeting On Standard Health Benefit

[Updated with PDF] The Ministry of Health is holding a town hall meeting this evening [May 16] on the Standard Health Benefit [SHB] premium at St Paul AME Centennial Hall.The Ministry previously said that the Minster of Health Kim Wilson and Acting CEO of Bermuda Health Council Dr Ricky C. Brathwaite will explain the changes that will be implemented... Read more of this article

Johns Hopkins ‘A Woman’s Journey’ On May 25

Johns Hopkins ‘A Woman’s Journey’ On May 25

The Johns Hopkins team will be in Bermuda next week to participate in the Bermuda Day parade for the third consecutive year and also to host an event titled ‘A Woman’s Journey,’ hailed as “Johns Hopkins Medicine’s empowering women’s health program,” on Saturday, May 25 from 9.00am to 12.00pm at the Hamilton Princess. A... Read more of this article

‘Bermuda Advocates For Safe Technology’

‘Bermuda Advocates For Safe Technology’

A recently-formed group called Bermuda Advocates for Safe Technology [BAST] are working to bring awareness to what they said could be risks “surrounding over-exposure to electro smog from cell towers/antennae, WiFi and cellular devices.” A spokesperson said, “Whilst there is no question that advances in technology have enhanced our lives,... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting On Standard Health Benefit

Town Hall Meeting On Standard Health Benefit

The Ministry of Health will hold a town hall meeting on the Standard Health Benefit [SHB] premium on Thursday, 16 May at 6pm at St Paul AME Centennial Hall. Minster of Health Kim Wilson and Acting CEO of Bermuda Health Council Dr Ricky C. Brathwaite will explain the changes that will be implemented on 1 June. “The announcement that the standard health... Read more of this article

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