Ministry of Health Public Notice: St George’s Health Town Hall Meeting Postponed

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Ministry of Health is advising that the town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday,  October 17, has been postponed.  A new date for the St George’s Town Hall will be announced shortly. The public is encouraged to review the proposed Bermuda Health Plan at ... Read more

Residents Asked to Say ‘Yes’ to STEPS Health Survey

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[caption id="attachment_18580" align="alignleft" width="539"] Ministry of Health STEPS Survey team with PAHO representatives[/caption] News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - This month Bermuda residents will be asked to participate in the STEPS to a Well Bermuda Survey.  The Ministry of Health in coll... Read more

BHC & Health Ministry to Gather Views on Proposed Bermuda Health Plan

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Bermuda Health Council (“Council”), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, has started to gather views on the proposed Bermuda Health Plan. The Council remains committed to collaborating with stakeholders and ensuring health system sustainability ... Read more

BII 9th Annual Conference: ‘Transformation – Does It Make Dollars & Sense?’

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Based on the demographics alone, coupled with an ageing population, Bermuda's workforce will be paying double for healthcare 20 years from now - that's even if today's skyrocketing costs remain the same. That was one of the main sobering facts reiterated at the Bermuda Insurance Market Conference... Read more

OBA MP Scott Pearman: ‘Bad Medicine’

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The following Op-Ed was released by One Bermuda Alliance MP Scott Pearman on Tuesday, October 2, 2019 and embargoed until 8am today First, let's start with the positive. Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health in the current PLP government, has the ability to tackle the Island's very real healthcar... Read more

BermudaFirst Part II: ‘Bermuda is in a Crisis State…Immediate Intervention is Required’

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What should Bermuda's health care system provide for our citizens? That's one of the questions posed by BermudaFirst in their Future State Report commissioned by the Premier and released last month. Like many governments, the report said the Bermuda Government is wrestling with some of "the mo... Read more

House: More Questions Than Answers on ‘Unified’ Health Reform Plan

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[caption id="attachment_2749" align="alignleft" width="286"] Health Minister Kim Wilson[/caption] Health Minister Kim Wilson MPs on Friday that the Government has already "decided to adopt a unified model of health financing - that is a single payer system - for the basic insurance plan". ... Read more

BHB: 172 People Hospital Treatment in August Due to Road Traffic Accidents

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The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) reports 172 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre last month due to road traffic accidents on Bermuda's roads. According to the latest statistics, the figures for the month of August show that of the 172 cases in the Emergency... Read more

BHC Hosts Pan American Team to Discuss ‘Integrated Approach on Health Technology’

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Bermuda Health Council recently hosted a team from Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – Thursday September 12. The aim was to develop a broader understanding of the importance of health system data and collaboration wit... Read more

Minister Responds to BMDA Concerns on ‘Inherent & Grave Danger’ of ‘A Single-Payer Financing Model

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Reaffirming the Government's commitment "to continuing the dialogue" with Bermuda's physicians and other healthcare providers, Health Minister Kim Wilson says her Ministry is aware of their position on "a unified model of health financing". Responding to concerns raised by the Bermuda Medical Doc... Read more