There is a new fixture outside King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, as the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) prepares for possible cases of COVID-19.

A BHB spokesperson said today: “The tent was set up to test BHB processes for separation of patients presenting with possible Covid-19.”
The good news, she added: “It hasn’t had to be used for actual patients yet.”
Meanwhile, all non-urgent and elective surgery has been suspended as the hospital prepares for a potential increase in the number of critically ill patients with COVID-19.

This suspension will allow for surgical and operating theatre staff to be upskilled and trained in the basics of critical care management as rapidly as possible.

Emergency and urgent, including cancer, surgeries will continue.”

  • Feature Photos Courtesy of TNN