Just in case of an urgent non-life threatening medical emergency down at the east end, the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has issued a public advisory for the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre (UCC) in St David’s for Cup Match during the four-day holiday weekend.
UCC will be open today and on Friday from 4pm to midnight. On Saturday and Sunday, the facility will open at noon through to midnight.
While wishing members of the public a happy and safe holiday weekend, a BHB spokeswoman noted that anyone who encounters a serious medical condition “should go straight to the Emergency Department of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH).
“There are very limited diagnostic imaging (x-ray) and laboratory testing capabilities at the UCC,” she said.
“The UCC offers services to assess and treat minor illnesses or injuries that need immediate attention, but are in no way life threatening and are not likely to need surgery or sophisticated diagnostic equipment. This includes sprains, strains, scrapes, cuts, coughs, colds, earaches, bumps and bruises.”
The UCC is open every weekday from 4pm to midnight. Regular Saturday and Sunday hours are from noon to midnight.
“BHB also reminds the public that KEMH Emergency Department physicians see and treat patients based on the seriousness of their conditions, not in order of arrival. Emergency Department staff will tell you your level of severity and expected wait time when you arrive.”
Below are the approximate wait times for each level of severity:
- Level 1: Immediate
- Level 2: 10 to 15 minutes
- Level 3: 30 to 45 minutes
- Level 4: 1 to 2 hours
- Level 5: 2 hours or more
“If you need to contact the UCC, call 298-7700. To contact the KEMH Emergency Department, call 23902009.”
She also noted that Turning Point Outpatient Counseling Services has been relocated temporarily relocated to the old Emergency Department/General Wing at KEMH.
Anyone seeking services should contact the main office at 239-2038, 249-3403 or 249-3426. New or returning service users seeking assessment should report to the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute”s Acute Clinic to see one of their counselors.