Bermuda Hospitals Board announces Road Traffic Accident Statistics for the period 1 January – 31 May 2018

4 July 2018: Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics show a marked increase in Emergency Department (ED) visits in May. It appears the increase is due to increased numbers of tourists on motorbikes. A total of 159 people were seen in the ED in May – 22 of them were tourists. In April 135 people attended ED – 8 were tourists. In January and March the totals were 115 and 134 with only one tourist seen each month. In February no tourists were seen in the ED for road traffic accidents but 106 residents attended.  Our statistics for the period 1 January 2018- 31 May 2018, show the following:

649 victims required the Emergency Department (32 were tourists)

47 victims were admitted to the Acute Care Wing

6 victims were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit

5 victims 18 or younger were admitted to the hospital and,

4 victims were discharged to an overseas medical facility, following road traffic accidents.

 

Posters of the statistics are available below. Please share widely.

BHB 2018 RTA posters to 31May

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Notes to Editors
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high-quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda's second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world's leading specialist hospitals.

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