Reiterating The Call For ‘Essential’ Public Input on Bermuda Health Plan

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Acting Minister of Health, Neville Tyrrell, has reiterated the Ministry of Health’s call for the public to review the proposals under the Bermuda Health Plan 2020. Calling the public input “essential” Minister Tyrrell today urged the public to use this... Read more

Town Hall Meetings on Bermuda Health Plan Set to Begin in September

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Government healthcare reform plans will be the subject of four-month consultation period to gauge public feedback on the way forward. The Bermuda Health Plan will go before the public in a series of town hall meetings next month. According to the Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, there will be "... Read more

BHB to Focus on Improving Inpatient Care For Diabetic Patients

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News Release: Hamilton, Bemuda - The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) will focus on improving inpatient care for diabetic patients, after internal research showed that 33 percent of inpatients at KEMH have diabetes. Irrespective of the primary cause of their admission to hospital, patients with diabet... Read more

Health Ministry Issues Dengue Alert on Mosquito Control After Case of Dengue Fever Reported

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Health notice: officials have issued a dengue fever alert on mosquito control after one case of one "imported case of dengue" was reported in Bermuda. The Ministry issued an advisory this weekend, urging residents to check their properties weekly for standing water to reduce the chances of the Ae... Read more

Shadow Minister Responds to Government Healthcare Reform Plan

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Shadow Minister of Health, Patricia Gordon-Pamplin was quick to respond to the Minister's announcement on healthcare reform on Thursday. "The Minister’s feigned concern about the cost of health care has been negated by her government’s reversal of controls and caps implemented by the OBA admi... Read more

Bermuda Health Plan 2020 to Replace Standard Health Benefit Coverage

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Against the backdrop of healthcare costs in excess of $770 million for an island populated by "roughly 65,000" people, Health Minister Kim Wilson announced that the Bermuda Health Plan 2020 "would replace Standard Health Benefit coverage". Speaking at a news conference on Thursday (August 9), the... Read more

Health Council Invites Innovative Ideas to Address the Burden of Chronic Disease

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Bermuda Health Council ('Council') is gearing up to launch a Chronic Disease Innovation Programme ('Programme'), which will provide support for innovative solutions to address Bermuda’s high rates of non-communicable chronic diseases and associated disability.... Read more

BHB Receives Third $350,000 Donation in Three Years For Scholarships & Employee Training

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Foundation (BHCF) today announces a third $350,000 donation to the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) in three years for scholarships and employee training taking the total donated to over $1 million. This third donation was made jointly wit... Read more

Bermuda Hospitals Board Establishes a Primary Stroke Centre

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) today announces the establishment of a Primary Stroke Centre at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH). An estimated two percent of the population suffers an acute stroke in Bermuda every year. "We recognise that acute stroke in Ber... Read more

Ministry of Health Advisory: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP)

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (ESU) of the Ministry of Health and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) would like to advise the public on how to reduce their risk of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP). This is in response to an investiga... Read more