Public Service Engage in Global Health & Wellness Activity

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda- On Friday, November 18, Premier David Burt and the Head of the Public Service, Dr Derrick Binns, highlighted the importance of the public service engaging in health and wellness activities when they recognized officers who completed the Virgin Pulse Go initiative.  ... Read more

‘Viral Jambalaya’: Early Flu Adding To Woes For US Hospitals

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Associated Press: By Mike Stobbe & Lindsey Tannern - As Americans head into the holiday season, a rapidly intensifying flu season is straining hospitals already overburdened with patients sick from other respiratory infections. More than half the states have high or very high levels of flu, u... Read more

Pop-Up Clinic To Offer Newer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Eligible Residents

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - “I encourage eligible residents to take advantage of the opportunity to receive these newer COVID-19 booster shots designed to offer a defence against some of the newer variants,” said Minister of Health Kim Wilson as she encourages residents to consider getting... Read more

COVID-19 Update: Bermuda Records 2 More Deaths, Total Surpasses 150

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - “Sadly, there have been two coronavirus-related deaths since our last update,” said Minister of Health, Kim Wilson. “I extend my sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased.” Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 1,... Read more

Hospital Appeals For ‘O Positive’ Blood Donations

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News Release: PAGET, Bermuda - Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) is urging residents with O positive blood type to donate blood. BHB Consultant Haematologist Dr Eyitayo Fakunle said: “We are in need of O positive blood due to a recent emergency that made our stock lower than we would have anticipat... Read more

Throne Speech: New Pesticide Safety Regulations On The Way To Reduce Cancer Risk In Bermuda

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New pesticide safety regulations will be tabled during the upcoming Legislative Session under Bermuda's Pesticide Safety Act 2009, to reduce cancer risk on the island. Discussing Throne Speech initiatives earlier today, Health Minister Kim Wilson said: "Provisions in this Act enable oversight of ... Read more

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Launch

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Chief Medical Officer, in partnership with the Bermuda Health Council, hosted an event on November 1, 2022 that brought together professionals from health and social care with representatives from the government, the non-profit sector and patient representati... Read more

National Mammography Day – October 21, 2022

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - Breast Cancer Awareness month is every October, and today, October 21st is National Mammography Day. The Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, shares the following message about the significance of mammography. “Today serves as a reminder of the importance of... Read more

‘Superusers’ Of Hospital’s Emergency Department ‘Make Disproportionate Use Of Health Resources’

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Bermuda has one of the highest per capita health expenditures globally, but our population health outcomes do not reflect this. This from Health Minister Kim Wilson, who told MPs that the use, or "super-use" of the hospital's Emergency Department points up a very clear example of that. Speakin... Read more

COVID-19: 60 Positive Results, 42 New Cases Imported, Two In KEMH, None In ICU

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 2,511 test results, and 60 were positive for the coronavirus. Forty-two (42) of the new cases are classified as imported.  The additional 18 new cases are classified as either local transmission (8) o... Read more