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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

Open Airways To Celebrate World Asthma Day

Open Airways To Celebrate World Asthma Day

Open Airways will celebrate World Asthma Day on Tuesday, May 7 from 11.30am to 2.00pm at City Hall in Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “World Asthma Day is celebrated around the world on the first Tuesday in May. World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma [GINA] to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. “The... Read more of this article

Public Health Sector On ‘Guarded Level Of Alert’

Public Health Sector On ‘Guarded Level Of Alert’

Bermuda’s public health sector is on a ‘guarded level’ of alert due to the ongoing occurrences of measles overseas, and although no cases of measles have been reported in Bermuda since 1990, the threat of a case being imported to the island remains, and residents are advised to know their immune status and be vaccinated against measles. This... Read more of this article

BHB’s Nicole Jackson Wins International Award

BHB’s Nicole Jackson Wins International Award

Did you know that there is a team of nurses at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with specialist training in needle and catheter insertion Commonly referred to as the intravenous [IV] nursing team, these nurses are called in when patients with blood vessels that are difficult to access need IV treatment and therapies. And the Bermuda Hospitals Board‘s IV... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Dr. Frith Releases Second Book

Photos & Video: Dr. Frith Releases Second Book

Dr. Kuni Frith recently held a launch of her second book, Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda, at the Washington Mall. A spokesperson said, “The long awaited book Medicinal Plants Growing in Bermuda is the second book released by classical traditional naturopath Kuni M. Frith. This fully illustrated herbal reference guide encompasses the many medicinal... Read more of this article

Bermuda Red Cross Month Celebration

Bermuda Red Cross Month Celebration

The Bermuda Red Cross is celebrating Red Cross Month with a number of activities planned throughout the month of May. A spokesperson said, “May is Red Cross month, and this is because the founder, Henri Dunant, was born on May 8th, 1828. “Bermuda Red Cross will be celebrating Red Cross month with lots of activities during the month. KFC will be... Read more of this article

Health Minister: No Increase In Premium Rate

Health Minister: No Increase In Premium Rate

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson wishes to remind the public that there will be no increase to the premium for the mandated package of insurance or to HIP or FutureCare premiums in 2019. Minister Wilson said, “The Standard Premium Rate is the premium for the basic set of services required to be part of your health insurance policy. This requirements... Read more of this article

Health Statutory Boards Self-Assessment Report

Health Statutory Boards Self-Assessment Report

In accordance with the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, per Section 5 [d]; the Bermuda Health Council published its Statutory Board Self-Assessment Report. “The Self-Assessment Report reflects the period 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018. The 2018 Statutory Boards Self-Assessment Report provides a summary of information on complaints, board... Read more of this article

MoonGate Group To Host Health Fair On May 2

MoonGate Group To Host Health Fair On May 2

MoonGate Group will be hosting their annual Health Fair with the theme “Wise Wellness” on Thursday, May 2nd from 1.00pm to 5.00pm at Cathedral Hall. Featured GuestsDepartment of Health – [including Blood Pressure & Health Screenings] Bermuda Fire & Rescue Department Bermuda Senior Islanders Club Age Concern Energize! Wellness Solutions... Read more of this article

Urological Surgeon Available At NMAC Center

Urological Surgeon Available At NMAC Center

Consultant urological surgeon Dr. Jonathan Makanjuola will be available at Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Centre from April 29 to May 3 in order to address general urological issues with patients. A spokesperson said, “As the summer days approach and temperature starts to rise in Bermuda , people do not realise that the heat can affect the kidneys... Read more of this article