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Public Advisory: Cup Match hours at Emergency Medical Facilities

Tuesday 30 July 2019: Bermuda Hospitals Board wishes the public a happy and safe Cup Match weekend. For minor but urgent illness and injuries, the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre (UCC) in St David’s will be open as usual from 4pm to midnight on Thursday and Friday and from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

For more serious conditions, (for example, stroke, heart attack, serious injury), please go to the Emergency Department at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where full imaging and surgical services are available 24-hours a day, every day.

BHB also reminds the public that emergency physicians attend to patients in the order of the severity of their condition.

The weather forecast is for partly cloudy conditions and a high of 85 degrees. To be safe, and enjoy the holiday, stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun. Always have a bottle of water at hand to sip during the day, and follow advice on protective clothing and sunscreen.

BHB also reminds the public to adhere to the rules of the road and water while operating vehicles and any sailing vessels. And if you drink alcohol do not drive, ride, or operate any motor or sailboat.

If you need to contact the UCC call 298-7700. To contact KEMH Emergency Department call 239-2009.

30 July 2019 Home Page, News

Bermuda Hospitals Board 2019 Road Traffic Accident Statistics from 1 January to 30 June

Tuesday 23 July 2019: Bermuda Hospitals Board Emergency Department attended to 200 road traffic accident cases in June. While the overwhelming majority of people were discharged home after their Emergency Department care, two were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, and 18 to general wards at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH). Two people were discharged to overseas medical facilities and two were under the age of 18. Of the 200 cases seen in Emergency, 17 were tourists.

2019 Bermuda Hospitals Board Road Traffic Accident Statistics June

Bermuda Hospitals Board 2018 Road Traffic Accident Statistics 1 January-31 December

 

23 July 2019 Home Page, News

Traffic Diversion on Wednesday 24 July at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital

(Monday 22 July 2019) Bermuda Hospitals Board advises the public of traffic diversions scheduled for Wednesday 24 June 2019 on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) campus. The diversions will affect both vehicular and pedestrian traffic from approximately 7am until 4:30pm.

To facilitate the installation of a well pump, a crane will be placed on the Acute Care Wing exit road outside the Emergency Department. The section of the Acute Care Wing exit road leading from the lobby and Emergency Department out onto Point Finger Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

The following diversions will be in place on Wednesday 24 July.

For your safety and the safety of others, please use caution and adhere to the barriers, signage and directions of the security officers.

Vehicle diversions

The main entryway to the KEMH Acute Care Wing lobby and Emergency Department from Point Finger Road will operate as a two-way road. Security guards will be in place to safely guide traffic.

Pedestrian diversions

There will be no pedestrian access to the walkway from the Emergency Department to Point Finger Road and the Acute Care Wing parking lot. Pedestrians will be diverted along the Point Finger Road sidewalk.

Bermuda Hospitals Board apologises to the public for any inconvenience caused by the diversions.

KEMH Traffic Diversion – 24Jul2019

22 July 2019 News

Bermuda Hospitals Board establishes a Primary Stroke Centre

Wednesday 17 July 2019: 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 Bermuda is an epidemic that contributes to adult disability and significant economic cost,” said BHB Chief of Staff Michael Richmond, MD. “We are thus making the care and treatment of stroke patients a top priority.”

BHB is developing the stroke programme in collaboration with experts from Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center and its Department of Neurology’s Global Center for Organized Stroke Care. The collaboration is part of the clinical affiliation between BHB and Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHMI). Through the affiliation, Johns Hopkins is providing educational training, protocol development assistance and project management support to aid in the progress of the centre and BHB’s pursuit of accreditation.

BHB Consultant Neurologist Francene Gayle, MD is leading the project for BHB. She said: “A primary stroke centre ensures the highest level of care to acute stroke patients including the use of intravenous thrombolytics (clot busting agents) for appropriate candidates who present within 4.5 hours of the onset of a stroke. It also ensures island-wide public education on the signs and symptoms of an acute stroke as well as stroke prevention strategies. There is also an emphasis on re-integrating stroke survivors into the community through rehabilitation.”

“Johns Hopkins Medicine International is pleased to be guiding Bermuda Hospitals Board in establishing the Primary Stroke Centre in Bermuda. We work with thousands of stroke patients from around the world every year and are eager to share our expertise to benefit the Bermuda community,” said Dr. Victor Urrutia, Director of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.

BHB CEO Venetta Symonds said: “We are pleased to make this service improvement. Instituting a Primary Stroke Centre at BHB creates a path for us to fulfil our commitment to deliver exceptional care to foster a healthy Bermuda community.”

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Pictured from left: Angela Gilbert RPT, BHB Clinical Manager, Allied Health Services;  Heloisa Ambrosia RN, BHB Clinical Nurse Educator (Med/Surg Services); Holly Russell, OTR/L, Rehab Team Leader, RTS Team Leader, John Hopkins Hospital; April Pruski, MD, Assistant Professor SOM PMR Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Lisa Klein, Clinical Nurse Specialist, CNRN, JHMI; Brenda Johnson, MD, Assistant Director, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Stroke Center and Assistant Professor of Neurology , Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Victor Urrutia, MD, Director The Johns Hopkins Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center and Associate Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Judy Richardson RN, BHB Chief of Nursing; Francene Gayle MD, BHB Physician Lead, Primary Stroke Centre; Consultant Internist and Neurologist; Nevin Williams MD, BHB Assistant Director of Hospitalist Services; Kathy Albuoy RN, BHB Clinical Manager, Ascendant Partner Re; Phillip Jones MD, BHB Emergency Physician; Margia Arguello, Associate, Global Services, JHMI; Michael Ashton MD,BHB Chief of Medicine; Cathy Stovell BHB Public Relations and Norma Smith RN, BHB Clinical Director, Medical/Surgical Services

17 July 2019 Home Page, News

Bermuda Hospitals Board Road Traffic Accident Statistics

12 June 2019: Bermuda Hospitals Board today releases its road traffic accident statistics for April and May.

Total cases seen in the Emergency Department at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in April were 129 and in May were 165.

In April 4 people were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and in May 1 person was.

Twelve people were admitted to general wards at KEMH in April and 12 in May.

Two people under the age of 18 were admitted to general wards at KEMH and one to ICU in April. In May, no one under the age of 18 was admitted.

In April 13 tourists attended the Emergency Department due to road traffic accidents and in May 17 attended.

One patient was transferred overseas for further treatment in April. No patients were transferred overseas in May.

To view the year-to-date statistics click the link below.

2019 Bermuda Hospitals Board Road Traffic Accident Statistics May

12 June 2019 Home Page, News

Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre and Emergency Department operating hours

Thursday 23 May 2019: The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) wishes the public a happy and safe Bermuda Day weekend. If urgent medical care is required we remind you that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre (UCC) in St David’s will keep its normal operating hours – from 4pm to midnight on Friday and from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

If your condition could be serious (for example, stroke, heart attack, serious injury), please go to the Emergency Department at KEMH, where full imaging and surgical services are available.

BHB also reminds the public that emergency physicians attend to patients in the order of the severity of their condition.

While the weather forecast is for relatively mild conditions, BHB reminds you of the importance of staying hydrated and protecting yourself from the sun. Always have a bottle of water at hand and sip it during your Bermuda day activities, whether taking part in the marathon, watching the marathon, taking part in the parade, or attending the parade as a spectator and follow advice on protective clothing and sunscreen based on the UV Index given on weather.bm.

If you need to contact the UCC call 298-7700. To contact KEMH Emergency Department call 239-2009.

23 May 2019 Home Page, News

Bermuda’s Emergency Services Celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week

Tuesday 21 May 2019: Bermuda’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are highlighting the work they do in the community this week. Join them outside City Hall on Wednesday 22 May from 11am to 2pm.

The event will feature EMS members in Bermuda including EMT’s from Bermuda Hospitals Board and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, The Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda Radio (formerly Bermuda Harbour Radio) and volunteers of St. Johns Ambulance Brigade.

Teams will showcase their vehicles and much of their equipment and will be on hand to engage with the public and answer any questions.

It’s a part of EMS Week which is observed in Bermuda and North America. This year the theme is “Beyond the Call” recognising that members of this profession typically go beyond their job descriptions in the interest of saving lives and keeping our community safe.

21 May 2019 Home Page, News

Bermuda Hospitals Board announces new endocrinologist

Tuesday 21 May 2019: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) announces the appointment of Andrew Jamieson, MRCP(UK) PhD, as a consultant endocrinologist on an initial two-year contract. Dr Jamieson started on 4 May, filling the vacancy left in 2018 with the departure of Annabel Fountain, MD.

Dr Jamieson, from Paisley, Scotland, received his degree in medicine from the University of Glasgow, finishing top of his class with the title Most Distinguished Graduate in Medicine. He underwent training in internal medicine in London and Glasgow and obtained the MRCP(UK). He was awarded his PhD after completing a Medical Research Council training programme in Glasgow and Cornell University in New York.

Dr Jamieson completed his specialist training in endocrinology in Glasgow and worked as a consultant endocrinologist and physician in NHS Scotland for 17 years before taking up a post, in 2016, as deputy medical director of the Valiant Clinic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At the Valiant Clinic, Dr Jamieson provided a combination of management, training and clinical practice in endocrinology.

Dr Jamieson has published widely on clinical aspects of diabetes, endocrinology and osteoporosis.

BHB Chief of Staff Michael Richmond, MD, said: “We are fortunate to have Dr Jamieson join the BHB team. His knowledge and expertise in diabetes and his experience in managing the disease in Dubai, a high diabetes prevalence area, will benefit entire the Bermuda community.”

Dr Jamieson said: “I am looking forward to serving the community and working to improve health outcomes for diabetics in this beautiful island.”

 

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21 May 2019 Home Page, News

BHB IV nurse wins international award

2 May 2019: Did you know that there is a team of nurses at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with specialist training in needle and catheter insertion? Commonly referred to as the intravenous (IV) nursing team, these nurses are called in when patients with blood vessels that are difficult to access need IV treatment and therapies.

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) is pleased to announce that its clinical supervisor of IV nurses, Nicole Jackson, has received an international award for her service at BHB. The Canadian Vascular Access Association (CVAA), which has a Bermuda chapter, awarded Ms Jackson third place in its 2019-CVAA/BD Excellence in Vascular Access Management & Infusion Therapy Award. The ceremony took place at the CVAA annual convention in Quebec, Canada from 24-26 April 2019. Ms Jackson’s award included a $500 education grant.

The award recognises healthcare professionals that are committed to safety and quality improvement in this specialty area. All nominees had to show evidence of their leadership, innovation, implementation of sustainable best practices and change management concepts, with respect to vascular access at their healthcare organisations.

Ms Jackson, a registered nurse for 25 years, is a CVAA certified member and a member of  the Infusion Nurses Society and America Vascular Access Association. She was nominated for the award by president of the CVAA Bermuda chapter, nurse Christine Bogle-Mienzer. Ms Bogle-Mienzner wrote: “Nicole is passionate about vascular access and infusion therapy. She educates clinicians on how to gain BHB IV certification and encourages participation in the vascular access courses offered at our institution.”

Ms Jackson said she was humbled to win the award: “To be recognised by my peers not only here in Bermuda but also in Canada, was an honour for me. I have been privileged throughout my nursing career to have been supported by BHB. I don’t believe this would have been possible without that.”

Ms Bogle-Mienzer noted the importance of the work done by the BHB IV team, saying: “Almost every department and procedure requires a blood-draw or insertion of some type of IV cannulation for medical therapy. This requires patience and skill of infusion therapists to adeptly perform these therapies.”

She added that patients who have difficulty with insertions “commend the team in purple for their outstanding skill and care in securing their infusion treatments.”

All BHB’s IV nurses are certified through the CVAA and the Infusion Nurses Society.

2 May 2019 Home Page, News