Hashtag: #Health

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

CT Service To Resume At Brown-Darrell Clinic

CT Service To Resume At Brown-Darrell Clinic

Dr. Ewart Brown, executive chairman of Bermuda HealthCare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic, has announced that CT service will resume at Brown-Darrell facility on November 3. “The decision to re-open was based on two things– the decision by the government to establish more reasonable CT fees and the public demand for quicker access to exams... Read more of this article

Balitian-Dill Obtains Right To Write Prescriptions

Balitian-Dill Obtains Right To Write Prescriptions

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] Nurse Practitioner Myrian Balitian-Dill is one of only a handful of registered nurses who have attained nurse practitioner designation in Bermuda, and she is now the first to be granted authority to write prescriptions locally. A BHB spokesperson said, “Mrs Balitian-Dill received the news from the Bermuda Pharmacy... Read more of this article

Ocean Rock Wellness Student Workshops

Ocean Rock Wellness Student Workshops

Ocean Rock Wellness has announced that their 3rd annual Student Wellness Workshops are starting this month, running from Wednesday, September 26th to Thursday, October 4th, 2018. A spokesperson said, “The holistic healthcare team at Ocean Rock Wellness is excited to announce that their 3rd annual Student Wellness Workshops are starting this month,... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier & Minister Join In ‘Dance Walk’

Photos: Premier & Minister Join In ‘Dance Walk’

The Department of Health’s Dance Walk around Hamilton included a meeting with the Premier David Burt and the Minister of Health Kim Wilson, who joined in for an energetic dance during the group’s visit to the Cabinet Office today [Sept 18]. The Dance Walk lunch time event is organized quarterly by Health officials to encourage individuals to move... Read more of this article

Turning Point Open House On September 22

Turning Point Open House On September 22

Bermuda Hospitals Board today [Sept 18] invites the general public to an Open House at Turning Point Substance Abuse Programme, which provides inpatient and outpatient substance abuse services on Saturday [Sept 22] from 12 noon to 4pm. In celebration of Recovery Month in September, the Open House will include tours, videos and opportunities to speak... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre Re-Opens After Flooding

Hamilton Health Centre Re-Opens After Flooding

The Hamilton Health Centre and the Annex building has re-opened today following a flood that caused water damage to the premises. A spokesperson said, “Following a flood that resulted in water damage, the Hamilton Health Centre and the Annex building will be open for normal services as of Tuesday, September 18, from 8.30am to 4.30pm. “The... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre Will Not Open On Monday

Hamilton Health Centre Will Not Open On Monday

The Ministry of Health has today advised that “due to the water damage to the Hamilton Health Centre and the current investigation of its cause, the Hamilton Health Centre will not be open for maternal health or communicable disease services Monday September 17th, and not until further notice.” “As soon as alternative service delivery... Read more of this article

Video: BCHC Host Ovarian Cancer Presentation

Video: BCHC Host Ovarian Cancer Presentation

The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is holding an Ovarian Cancer Talk and Panel Discussion this evening [Sept 13], and you can tune in and watch below.“BCHC is hosting an ovarian cancer presentation and panel as part of their ongoing Cancer Talks series on September 13 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute,” a... Read more of this article

BHB Offer Free Hands-Only CPR Training

BHB Offer Free Hands-Only CPR Training

You could help save a life if you are trained in cardio pulmonary resuscitation [CPR], and the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is providing free training in the modern technique of Hands-Only CPR. BHB said, “The most recent studies in cardio pulmonary resuscitation show that constant stimulation of the heart muscle without adding breaths is an effective... Read more of this article