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August: 123 Visit Hospital Due To Road Accidents

August: 123 Visit Hospital Due To Road Accidents

123 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre in August due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board Emergency Department [including the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre], attended to 123 cases in August. Nine patients... Read more of this article

Video: Mental Health Awareness Week Ceremony

Video: Mental Health Awareness Week Ceremony

The closing ceremony for Mental Health Awareness Week was held today, with the theme for the week being ‘Be Kind’, with the community urged to “keep being kind after this week into the coming year and beyond.” Those in attendance included Bermuda Hospitals Board Chief Executive Officer & President Dr. Michael Richmond, Chief of... Read more of this article

BHB: KEMH Campus Road Closure On Oct 5

BHB: KEMH Campus Road Closure On Oct 5

There will be a temporary road closure on Monday [Oct 5] on the KEMH campus, which will affect both vehicular and pedestrian traffic from approximately 6:30pm until midnight. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board advises the public of a temporary road closure scheduled for Monday 5 October 2020 on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital... Read more of this article

“Be Kind” For Mental Health Awareness Week

“Be Kind” For Mental Health Awareness Week

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB], through its Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI], is inviting the public to “be kind” for its 2020 mental health awareness campaign. A BHB spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board through its Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute invites the public to be kind in its mental health awareness campaign for... Read more of this article

BFRS Respond To “Hazardous Material Spill”

BFRS Respond To “Hazardous Material Spill”

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service responded to a “hazardous materials spill” at the hospital this morning. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 7:39am this morning a called was received by BFRS Dispatch of a hazardous material spill at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.“The BFRS responded with four appliances from Hamilton and one... Read more of this article

$1 Million Donation, BHB Doubles Oxygen Supply

$1 Million Donation, BHB Doubles Oxygen Supply

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said that today they “officially ‘switched on’ its new oxygenator and thanked the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Foundation for donating the $1 million needed for the equipment, which doubles the oxygen capacity of the hospitals and prepares it should there be a second surge of COVID-19 patients in the hospital.”“The... Read more of this article

Agape House Patients Temporary Relocated

Agape House Patients Temporary Relocated

Agape House patients have been temporarily relocated to Curtis Ward in the KEMH General Wing for about a month, BHB said today. A spokesperson said, “BHB today announces that Agape House patients have been temporarily relocated to Curtis Ward in the KEMH General Wing for about a month, while work is undertaken at the Agape House facility. “Work... Read more of this article

Increased Visitation: KEMH Acute Care Patients

Increased Visitation: KEMH Acute Care Patients

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] announced that “given the sustained low prevalence of COVID-19 in Bermuda, more visitation will be allowed over increased hours for acute care patients at KEMH from Tuesday [Aug 4].” A spokesperson said, “Acute care patients in the Acute Care Wing units [Ace Barber, Ascendent Partner Re, Catlin Lindo]:... Read more of this article

Mental Health Act Code Of Conduct Consultation

Mental Health Act Code Of Conduct Consultation

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] announced that a “consultation has been launched on a draft Code of Practice [the Code] relating to the Mental Health Act 1968 and subsequent amendments.” A spokesperson said, “As allowed by the Act, the Minister of Health has delegated the responsibility of completing the consultation on the draft... Read more of this article

BHB: KEMH Campus Road Closure On July 27

BHB: KEMH Campus Road Closure On July 27

There will be a temporary road closure scheduled for Monday, July 27 at the KEMH campus, with the closure to affect vehicular traffic from approximately 8am to 6pm. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board advises the public of a temporary road closure scheduled for Monday 27 July 2020 on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH] campus.... Read more of this article

Dr Michael Richmond Appointed As BHB CEO

Dr Michael Richmond Appointed As BHB CEO

Bermuda Hospitals Board today announced that Dr Michael Richmond has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer [CEO] & President, and will take over the position when Mrs Venetta Symonds, takes early retirement in July 2020 after eight years as CEO & President. “At the same time the Board is recreating the role of deputy CEO which... Read more of this article

BHB Expresses Gratitude To Little Venice Group

BHB Expresses Gratitude To Little Venice Group

Bermuda Hospital Board [BHB] staff presented the Little Venice Group with a plaque on Friday to thank them for providing frontline and emergency staff with meals during the various COVID phases. A spokesperson said, “The plaque shows a picture of frontline BHB departments and a group of hospital workers wearing masks and holding up signs with... Read more of this article

Hyperbaric Chamber Service To Resume In July

Hyperbaric Chamber Service To Resume In July

Bermuda Hospital Board [BHB] said that hyperbaric chamber services will resume on Wednesday, July 1 for elective and emergency service. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospital Board is pleased to inform referring physicians and the diving community that its hyperbaric chamber services will resume on 1 July 2020 for elective and emergency service.“The... Read more of this article