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BHB road traffic accident statistics for January 2019

5 March 2019: Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics for the period 1 January – 31 January 2019 are as follows:

  • 115 cases were seen in the Emergency Department (including the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre)
  • 1 person was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit
  • 3 people were admitted to the Acute Care Wing
  • 2 people under the age of 18 were admitted to Gosling Ward (the children’s unit)
  • 2 of the 115 cases seen were tourists
5 March 2019 Home Page, News

KEMH asphalt resurfacing works

22 February 2019: There will be no through vehicular traffic on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) campus from Berry Hill Road to Point Finger Road this weekend.

Asphalt sealing work will take place on the section of roadway between KEMH’s General Wing and its Acute Care Wing (ACW). This section of road will be closed from Saturday and reopen on Monday 25 February.

Work will also be underway in the ACW visitor parking lot. Please adhere to signage and traffic barriers installed to ensure safe vehicular and pedestrian access is maintained throughout the works.

Bermuda Hospitals Board apologies for any inconvenience caused.

22 February 2019 News

Public Advisory: KEMH roof sealing works

6 February 2019:  Work to seal a section of the roof at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) has begun. The work is expected to last several weeks and will be noisy in some sections of the hospital’s General Wing.

Bermuda Hospitals Board apologies for any inconvenience caused by these necessary works.

6 February 2019 News

Bermuda Hospitals Board records seven births in 24 hours

1 February 2019: Hailstones half an inch in diameter falling in 70 degree weather wasn’t the only unusual occurrence that took place on Tuesday 29 January 2019. It was also an unusually busy day in the Maternity Unit of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH).

“It was a brisk day in the labour and delivery rooms as seven babies were born within 24 hours,” says Lisa Blyden, clinical manager of Maternity and Special Care Baby Unit. Bermuda Hospitals Board Maternity Unit nurses are all trained in midwifery. Ms Blyden says although they were all busy, they knew exactly what to do and carried out their duties with the utmost professionalism, providing personalised care and advice to each mother. The following is a list of parents and babies born:

  1. Gina Liburd and Wayne Wales, daughter Glow Gentle Wales, 11:04am 29 January 2019
  2. Ouafae Hajjioui and Kevin Daley, son Ryan, 11:54am 29 January 2019
  3. Lichel Tumulak and Mario Ferraro, son, 1:55pm 29 January 2019
  4. Kristen and Daniel Heinlein, son Hayes Heinlein, 5:28pm 29 January 2019
  5. Brittany Bean and Leon Weekes, daughter Maci Barstowe-Weekes, 6:39pm 29 January 2019
  6. Yuedi Ding and Alvin Du, son Jackson Du, 11:41pm 29 January 2019
  7. Vanessa and Michael Thompson, son (not yet named), 5:41am 30 January 2019

Six of the seven mothers agreed to be photographed with their newborns on Thursday 31 January.

Pictured from left: Yuedi and Jackson, Kristen and Hayes, Gina and Glow, Vanessa and son, Brittany and Maci, and, Ouafae and Ryan.

Seven babies born in a single day is not a Bermuda Hospitals Board record. The last time this happened was on 18 October 2017.  There have been 14 times in recent history that eight births have been recorded in a single day, nine has been the maximum. Interestingly three of the four times that this took place were in 2009.  It also took place in 2002.

1 February 2019 Home Page, News

BHB Public Advisory on the Flu

21 January 2019: BHB is experiencing a high number of people being admitted with complications from suspected and confirmed flu.

Dr Michael Richmond, Chief of Staff and Acting CEO, comments: “What is most concerning is the speed and virulence of the flu symptoms we are seeing in the hospital.  This has not been a slow and steady increase. We have gone from zero patients with suspected flu complications in the intensive care unit to four confirmed and three suspected cases over just one weekend. Our Emergency Department is seeing an increase in patients coming with serious respiratory complications and in order to protect patients, the community and our staff, we are implementing a flu response action plan that focuses our nursing staff on the response and reduces traffic through the hospital from people who may bring in or take out with them the flu virus.”

  • BHB is postponing non-emergency surgeries as needed, in anticipation of further admissions. Two were postponed today. We will review the status each day to decide on our ability to undertake elective, non-emergency surgeries.  Emergency and critical surgeries (for example, trauma or cancer surgeries) will continue.
  • BHB is requesting a maximum of two visitors per patient per day in all areas of the hospital, including long term care.  The incidence of flu to date has come from the community, and infection has not occurred while patients are in hospital. We need to reduce further exposure of other visitors and patients. Long Term Care unit residents in particular are vulnerable to complications from flu.
  • All visitors will be expected to wear masks in the Intensive Care Unit and use gel dispensers or soap and water to wash hands before and after seeing an individual.
  • Only visit the Emergency Department if you need to. This will reduce the chance of you picking up flu from someone who is in the Emergency Department Waiting Room and relieve pressure in the Emergency Department. For minor illnesses and injuries, see your GP or visit the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St David’s.
  • If you have an outpatient appointment at KEMH but think you are sick with or coming down with flu, call to reschedule. You will avoid infecting other people in hospital, some of whom may be already unwell and vulnerable to flu.
  • Get vaccinated. The vaccine takes two weeks to be effective, but the flu season still has a few months to run. It is the most effective way to reduce your chances of getting the flu.
22 January 2019 Home Page, News

X-Ray Service Resumes at Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre

Friday 4 January 2019: Bermuda Hospitals Board reports that x-ray service at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St. David’s has resumed. The x-ray equipment at the east end facility was down as repairs were carried out. Members of the public had been directed to attend the Emergency Department of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital during the closure.

The Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre is open from 4pm to midnight on weekdays and from noon to midnight on weekends.

4 January 2019 Home Page, News

BHB Road Traffic Accident Statistics for the period 1 January – 30 November 2018

Friday 21 December:

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) 2018 statistics from 1 January – 30 November show that due to road traffic accidents:

  • 1,617 victims required Emergency Department services
  • 117 victims were admitted to acute care wards
  • 20 victims were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit
  • 8 victims 18 or younger were admitted to the hospital
  • 8 victims were discharged to overseas medical facilities
  • 120 tourists required medical attention

 

 

The statistics here were corrected on 1 February 2019

21 December 2018 Home Page, News

Holiday hours of Bermuda Hospitals Board Emergency Services

Friday 21 December 2018: The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) wishes the public a happy and safe holiday 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 noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday and from 4pm to midnight on Christmas Day – Tuesday 25 December and Boxing Day – Wednesday 26 December.

On New Year’s Eve, Monday 31 December and New Year’s Day Tuesday 1 January opening hours will be from 4pm to midnight.

If you believe you may need an x-ray please attend King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) Emergency Department.

Please note that if your condition is serious, attendance at KEMH may still be necessary.

BHB also reminds the public that emergency physicians attend to patients in the order of the severity of their condition. The poster above details the expected wait times, but please notes this is a general guideline.

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

 

21 December 2018 Home Page, News

BHB announces road traffic accident statistics for 1 January-31 October 2018

15 November 2018: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) 2018 statistics from 1 January – 31 October show that due to road traffic accidents:

  • 1,489 victims required Emergency Department services
  • 105 victims were admitted to acute care wards
  • 18 victims were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit
  • 8 victims 18 or younger were admitted to the hospital
  • 8 victims were discharged to overseas medical facilities
  • 116 tourists required medical attention

 

The statistics here were corrected on 1 February 2019

15 November 2018 Home Page, News