Department of Health Primary 1 Readiness Screening Advisory

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Department of Health is advising that primary 1 readiness screening will be held from July 3 – 17, 2019, at the Cedarbridge Academy library. There will be three components to this year’s screening, Speech and Language (S&L), Occupational Therapy (OT) ... Read more

Health Ministry: Join Worldwide Campaign to Prevent Elder Abuse

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - Saturday, June 15, 2019 has been designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by the United Nations General Assembly. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse, neglect and suffering inflicted to some of our olde... Read more

Health Minister Announces Bermuda’s Strategy on Vaccination Hesitancy

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[caption id="attachment_2749" align="alignleft" width="265"] Health Minister Kim Wilson[/caption] Health Minister Kim Wilson announced 'Bermuda's Strategy on Vaccination Hesitancy' plan of action to increase the island's vaccination coverage by 10 percent by 2021. Vaccine Hesitancy (VH), is de... Read more

PLP MP Tinee Furbert: An Agenda for Better Healthcare

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The following statement was released by Progressive Labour Party MP Tinee Furbert June is a very reflective month for me as a healthcare professional, a woman and a Member of Parliament. Each day, I fight for the needs of the people of this country, specifically women. I am passionate about impro... Read more

House: Controversial Health Insurance Amendment Act Passed in HOA on Friday

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[caption id="attachment_6055" align="alignleft" width="425"] Kim Wilson, Minister of Health[/caption] Health Minister Kim Wilson successfully piloted the Bill that will change the way the hospital is funded, but there are mixed views on how it all will pan out when it comes to reducing healthcare... Read more

Deadline For Dr Barbara Ball Health Scholarship Applications is April 30, 2019

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[caption id="attachment_5425" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr Barbara Ball[/caption] News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Ministry of Health has issued a reminder to students and health professionals that applications for the Dr Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship will close on April 30, 2... Read more

Public Invited to Town Hall Meeting on Healthcare Costs & What Lies Monday at 6pm

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Escalating healthcare costs and the Bermuda Government's plans to address it, by overhauling the financing system via healthcare reform may turn out to be one of the main focal points at a town hall meeting on Monday evening ( April 15, 2019). Scheduled by the Political Education Committee of th... Read more

More Than 300 Residents Taking a Healthy Chunk Out of Grocery Bill Growing Food

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The man who has led more than 300 residents to dig in and grow more of their own food for better health and save money, came in for a visit this week by Governor John Rankin and Health Kim Wilson. Chaplain Kevin Santucci who heads up the 'Grow, Eat, Save' workshops, introduced by the Department o... Read more

Bermuda Hospitals Board Implements Hand Hygiene Audit

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda, Monday, March 25, 2019 - Bermuda Hospitals Board’s (BHB) Infection Prevention and Control Department is increasing public awareness of the importance of healthcare workers using good hand hygiene.  A pilot project asking patients to report their observations will... Read more

Ministry of Health Provides Update on Lefroy House Relocation

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Ministry of Health advises the public that Lefroy House Care Community staff have recently received a great number of calls from the public regarding relocation of Lefroy House. There seems to be a misperception that a relocation would happen soon following the... Read more