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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

Department Of Health Holds CHIP Graduation

Department Of Health Holds CHIP Graduation

The Department of Health held a graduation ceremony yesterday [Nov 7] for participants who completed the Complete Health Improvement Program [CHIP]. David Kendell, Director of Health, gave brief congratulatory remarks to the graduates and support for the CHIP program:A spokesperson said, “The Department of Health has supported the training and... Read more of this article

Diabetes & Chronic Lung Disease Awareness

Diabetes & Chronic Lung Disease Awareness

Bermuda Hospitals Board is celebrating World Diabetes Day and World COPD Day, which both fall on Wednesday 14 November, with two free events for the public. Free health screenings for blood sugar and blood pressure levels, as well as lung function testing for smokers or former heavy smokers over the age of 40, will take place in the King Edward VII... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘How Will Such A Programme Be Funded?’

OBA: ‘How Will Such A Programme Be Funded?’

“A promise to pay health insurance for those aged over 90, as outlined during the PLP’s Delegates conference, raises a series of questions – not least whether it is financially sustainable in the long-term, according to Shadow Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin. This follows after comments from MP Chris Famous at the PLP Delegates Conference... Read more of this article

Rotary Run Aims To Raise Disease Awareness

Rotary Run Aims To Raise Disease Awareness

The Hamilton Rotary Club will hold a 1K/5K Walk and Run on Saturday [Nov 10] starting at 3.00pm at the Botanical Gardens in Paget at the South Road entrance, with the proceeds aiming to “educate, inform, and screen for risk factors on non-communicable diseases.” The poster says, “The proceeds will help to educate, inform, and screen... Read more of this article

Over $11,000 Raised So Far To Assist Mother

Over $11,000 Raised So Far To Assist Mother

Northshore Medical Centre’s Dr. Kyjuan Brown has launched a fundraiser to assist Natasha York, a mother of two with a seizure disorder who is at risk of being evicted from her home, and so far the efforts have raised over $11,000, with over 100 people donating over the past week. On the GoFundMe page, Dr. Brown said, “This single mother of two,... Read more of this article