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BHEC Statutory Board Self-Assessment Report

BHEC Statutory Board Self-Assessment Report

The Bermuda Health Council released its 2019 Statutory Board Self-Assessment Report on the performance of regulated health professionals. A spokesperson said, “The Statutory Boards Self-Assessment Report describes the process, by which, Statutory Boards report annually about their complaints and disciplinary procedures, board composition, and... Read more of this article

Recall: Methanol Contaminated Hand Sanitizers

Recall: Methanol Contaminated Hand Sanitizers

Consumer Affairs in partnership with Environmental Health have undertaken the necessary recall procedures – in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] – regarding 135 methanol contaminated hand sanitizers. A Government spokesperson said, “Under the Consumer Protection Act 1999, section 23 [1] a, b, c, Consumer Affairs in partnership... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 561 Test Results, None Were Positive

Covid-19: 561 Test Results, None Were Positive

There were 561 test results received today and none were positive for COVID-19, so the total of confirmed positive cases remains at 159, with 5 active cases. A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 561 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for COVID-19. “Bermuda has had 159 total confirmed positive... Read more of this article

Dr. Oyinloye Named New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Oyinloye Named New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ayoola Oyinloye will be taking over as Bermuda’s new Chief Medical Officer. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Ministry of Health announced that Dr. Ayoola Oyinloye will be taking over as Bermuda’s new Chief Medical Officer, following the retirement of Dr. Cheryl Peek-Ball on August 31st 2020. “The remit of the Chief Medical Officer... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [Aug 13] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below.Update 7.28pm: Minister Diallo Rabain’s full statement follows below: Good Evening Bermuda, There are now 26 days leading up to the start of the 2020/21... Read more of this article

Kirkland Hamill To Host Live Webinar On Aug 19

Kirkland Hamill To Host Live Webinar On Aug 19

Bermudian author Mr. Kirkland Hamill will be hosting a live webinar on Wednesday, August 19th, to speak about his recently released book Filthy Beasts – a book about family, addiction, and recovery. A spokesperson said, “Solstice, a holistic wellness centre, today announced that Bermudian author Mr. Kirkland Hamill will be hosting a live... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Over 20 Million Cases Worldwide

Covid-19: Over 20 Million Cases Worldwide

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to affect countries around the globe, the number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 20 million, with over 735,000 deaths worldwide, and the United States having the most confirmed cases and deaths in the world. A CNN story said, “Russia says it has approved the world’s first coronavirus vaccine,... Read more of this article

Covid-19 Pop-Up Testing Schedule For August

Covid-19 Pop-Up Testing Schedule For August

The Ministry of Health has released the Covid-19 pop-up testing schedule for the month of August.‬ Testing is taking place at a number of locations throughout the month, including Hamilton Cathedral, Old Whites Supermarket, Modern Mart, Heron Bay MarketPlace, and Shelly Bay MarketPlace, with times and dates varying. Testing for travellers will be... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Over 19 Million Cases Worldwide

Covid-19: Over 19 Million Cases Worldwide

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to affect countries around the globe, the number of confirmed cases worldwide has now surpassed 19 million, with over 715,000 deaths worldwide, and the United States having the most confirmed cases and deaths in the world. A CNN story said, “US coronavirus deaths could hit 300,000 by December 1, but 70,000... Read more of this article

Govt Seeking Additional Medical Personnel

Govt Seeking Additional Medical Personnel

“The Ministry of Health is seeking medical personnel to assist our testing teams with the swabbing of individuals for COVID-19,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said. Speaking at last night’s [Aug 6] press briefing, Minister Wilson said, “The testing teams are increasingly stretched due to the volume of travellers arriving in Bermuda on... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updating] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [Aug 6] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below. Update 5.54pm: The Government said, “We received 655 Covid-19 results today. All 655 results received were negative. Total confirmed cases remains... 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

NMAC To Offer Online Diabetes Education Course

NMAC To Offer Online Diabetes Education Course

Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Center [NMAC] will be holding a four-week Type 2 Diabetes Education Course starting on Monday, August 10th. A spokesperson said, “After a successful pilot launch of their online diabetes education course, Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Center [NMAC] will be welcoming a new batch of students into its next cohort... Read more of this article