Lamb Foggo Daytime Diagnostic Service To Stop

April 1, 2013

lamb foggo urgent care centerBermuda Hospitals Board today [Apr 1] confirmed that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre will remain open for its out of hours urgent care services, but will no longer have a limited daytime diagnostic service available on weekdays effective today.

This means the urgent care service will continue to be staffed by a physician, nurses and diagnostic technicians from 4pm to midnight in the week and on Public Holidays, and from noon to midnight on weekends.

BHB said this service is used by in excess of 5,000 people per year.

The walk-in day time service was between 8am and 4pm and provided a diagnostic service only for people who had doctor referrals for x-ray, ultrasound or lab [blood and urine] tests and was only accessed by about 10 people per day.

The facility will continue to open and deliver medical services to the East End when the causeway closes, for example during hurricanes. It will also continue to be available as a disaster hub in the event of a major event in the East End.

Venetta Symonds, CEO & President, comments: “The urgent care centre provides a useful service in the evenings, weekends and public holidays for people with minor injuries and illnesses who cannot wait for their primary care physician’s office to open.

“This out-of-hours service is well utilized, and figures show that it has reduced some of the pressure experienced in the hospital’s Emergency Department.

“Unfortunately, the small numbers of people accessing the limited daytime service does not support us staffing the facility from 8am to 4pm. In the current environment it is simply not cost-effective for Bermuda at a time when we are seeking ways to be more efficient and control the costs of healthcare for the island.”

The Diagnostic Technicians who had been working during the day at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre will be redeployed at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

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  1. Measure Twice says:

    Let the CUTS begin!

  2. Should have never been built.

  3. Black Soil says:

    This was built with money Bermuda never had.

  4. Bermudican says:

    might have to reopen it next year at Cup Match lol..

    ok i admit,
    if i hadn’t woken up under a parked bus i would never have gotten home…lol

  5. Da plumber says:

    The service at lambs Foggo urgent care is/was great sad that more people didn’t use it. It’s a good alternative to KEMH

  6. Kiskadee says:

    The Lamb Foggo Centre is the best thing the PLP ever did. It is so superior to going to the hospital. It is spotlessly clean and the doctors and nurses are excellent . They are all pleasant and professional. You are taken right away, unlike Emergenccy in the hospital where you sit for hours before being seen, I do hope the OBA have no intention of closing it. everyone east of Hamilton should use it and see how wonderful it is.