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Corporate Blood Drive contest heats up

Blood donor Joel Schaefer from Argus

Blood donor Joel Schaefer from Argus

From The Royal Gazette: Local companies are queuing up to take part in the annual Corporate Blood Drive, hoping to be crowned the new blood donor champions.

The drive is aimed at helping maintain vital blood supplies for patients at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

As of last week, 17 staff from Bacardi, 11 from Argus and 9 from Ariel Re have given blood.

The competition is organised by the Bermuda Blood Donor Centre in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Seniors…

Published 17 March 2017

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27 March 2017 Media

New programme to address chronic diseases

Acute Care Wing, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (Photo by Akil Simmons).

Acute Care Wing, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (Photo by Akil Simmons).

From The Royal Gazette: The Bermuda Hospitals Board has invested in a new pilot programme aimed at helping address chronic diseases.

According to a spokeswoman, the Patient-Centred Medical Home programme offers outpatient referral services for individuals with chronic diseases such as diabetes who are not seeing a GP and who are uninsured or underinsured.

By Owain Johnston-Barnes
Published 24 January 2017

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6 February 2017 Media

New BHB urologist appointed

From the Royal Gazette

Gordon Kooiman

Newly appointed urologist Gordon Kooiman (photo provided)

Owain Johnston-Barnes
Published Dec 14, 2016 at 12:01 am (Updated Dec 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm)

Bermuda Hospitals Board this afternoon announced that Gordon Kooiman has been named the new director of urology at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

According to a statement, the appointment of a urologist was needed to meet demand for services, including the diagnosis and treating of people with cancer in the urinary tract, enlarged prostates and kidney stones.

13 December 2016 Media