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Ministry Launch ‘Healthy Horizons’ Newsletter

Ministry Launch ‘Healthy Horizons’ Newsletter

The Ministry of Health has launched the ‘Healthy Horizons’ Newsletter, a new publication that will be distributed throughout Bermuda. A Government spokesperson said, “This newsletter will offer vital updates on the Bermuda Health Strategy 2022-2027 and the ongoing progress toward achieving Universal Health Coverage [UHC]. The ‘Healthy Horizons’... Read more of this article

Health Ministry Issues Updated Covid Guidance

Health Ministry Issues Updated Covid Guidance

As the summer season approaches with increased travel and gatherings, the Ministry of Health’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] “wants to remind residents to be mindful of the potential risks associated with COVID-19, during this time of increased COVID-19 transmission in our community.” “While we have made progress in protecting... Read more of this article

CariGenetics Launches ‘Hear His Story’

CariGenetics Launches ‘Hear His Story’

CariGenetics, alongside several community organizations, has launched the “Hear His Story” campaign to enhance men’s health awareness. A spokesperson said, “CariGenetics, in collaboration with several esteemed organisations, hosted a press conference to launch the “Hear His Story” campaign. This initiative is dedicated to promoting... Read more of this article

BMDA: Step In Right Direction, But Falls Short

BMDA: Step In Right Direction, But Falls Short

“The Bermuda Medical Doctors Association [BMDA] said they acknowledge the Minister of Health’s announcement “to remove the incarceration penalty from the Bermuda Health Council Amendment Act 2024 [BHCAA 2024]” and said “while this is a step in the right direction, it falls far short of addressing the broader concerns we... Read more of this article

Hands On Therapy Launch Telehealth Services

Hands On Therapy Launch Telehealth Services

Hands On Therapy, a provider of physiotherapy services, announced the launch of its new telehealth services, noting that this “will allow patients to receive high-quality physiotherapy care and consultation from anywhere.” A spokesperson said, “In response to the growing demand for accessible and convenient healthcare options, Hands... Read more of this article

Minister Wilson Participates In CPR Training

Minister Wilson Participates In CPR Training

In celebration of CPR AED Awareness last week, the Bermuda Hospitals Board offered public Heartsaver CPR [Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation] and AED [Automated External Defibrillator] training, attended by Minister of Health Kim Wilson and her daughter, Niara Simmons. “The CPR and AED training equips us with valuable life-saving skills and instills a... Read more of this article

Health Council & University Launch Survey

Health Council & University Launch Survey

The Health Council and the University of the West Indies have launched the Population Norms in Bermuda survey to gather comprehensive health data. A spokesperson said, “The Health Council, in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, is excited to announce the full launch of the Population Norms in Bermuda survey. This important survey... Read more of this article

HRC Launches Survey On Disability & Inclusion

HRC Launches Survey On Disability & Inclusion

The Human Rights Commission is conducting a public consultation on disability and inclusion in Bermuda and invites “people with disabilities, members of the public and other stakeholders to complete the electronic survey.” Lisa Reed, Executive Officer of the Human Rights Commission said, “The consultation’s objective is to understand... Read more of this article

Govt To Amend Health Council Legislation

Govt To Amend Health Council Legislation

Minister of Health Kim Wilson announced plans to amend the Bermuda Health Council Amendment Act 2024, with the “proposed amendment to be laid in the Senate, which will remove the penalty of imprisonment.” Minister Wilson said, “I am holding this press conference to address the recent developments related to the Bermuda Health Council... Read more of this article

CariGenetics Launches At-Home Genetic Tests

CariGenetics Launches At-Home Genetic Tests

CariGenetics has launched at-home genetic testing kits that can be ordered online and picked up at any local post office. A spokesperson said, “CariGenetics is excited to announce a groundbreaking development in personal health and wellness for Bermuda. For the first time, residents will have access to at-home genetic testing kits that can be... Read more of this article

DailyMale Health Clinic To Host First Tag Day

DailyMale Health Clinic To Host First Tag Day

[Written by Patrick Bean] DailyMale Men’s Health Clinic is set to host it’s first tag day on Friday, June 14, a Pre-Father’s Day event that desires to paint Bermuda blue in spreading awareness toward curtailment and prevention of prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease. Fresh from a second, successful pop-up venture at St George’s Cricket... Read more of this article

‘Electrical Equipment Failure’ In Acute Care Wing

‘Electrical Equipment Failure’ In Acute Care Wing

[Updated] There has been an “internal electrical equipment failure” in the Acute Care Wing of the hospital, all “patient appointments for all KEMH departments are cancelled until further notice” and ”we ask that the public not attend the hospital except in emergencies,” the Bermuda Hospitals Board said this evening. A... Read more of this article

BHB Celebrates Accreditation Canada

BHB Celebrates Accreditation Canada

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has achieved accreditation in its 14th onsite survey by Accreditation Canada. The organisation has been accredited since the 1970s. “Today is World Accreditation Day, and I am proud to announce that BHB has met all of the requirements for accreditation,” said BHB CEO and President R Scott Pearman. “It’s quite an... Read more of this article

Dr Makanjuola To Speak At ‘Docs For Dinner’

Dr Makanjuola To Speak At ‘Docs For Dinner’

Dr. Jonathan Makanjuola will speak on “Men’s Health Screening in Bermuda: The Evolution of the DailyMale, A Pop-Up Screening Clinic for the Underserved” at the “Docs for Dinner” event on June 19. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda HealthCare Services [BHCS] is pleased to announce that the upcoming ‘Docs for Dinner’ event... Read more of this article

New Generator To Be Installed At KEMH

New Generator To Be Installed At KEMH

An additional generator will be installed at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital this year and there will be temporary changes to visitor and staff parking during the construction phase of the project. “The new generator will provide added security of our electrical supply,” said Preston Swan, acting chief operating officer at Bermuda Hospitals Board.... Read more of this article

Firefighters Raise $750 For Cancer Charity

Firefighters Raise $750 For Cancer Charity

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks commended firefighter Amaury Majors and the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service for raising $750 for the cancer care charity PALS through a t-shirt fundraising effort. “It is inspiring to see our departments and their staff giving back to the community in such meaningful ways,” said Minister of National... Read more of this article