Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre Will Remain Open If Causeway Closes

Bermuda Hospitals Board reiterates today that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St David’s will open around the clock should the causeway be closed due to Hurricane Bill.

“One of the key reasons the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre was established was to look after the East End communities should a storm make the causeway impassable,” notes Dr Donald Thomas III, BHB’s Chief of Staff. “Our policy is that if the causeway is closed, the urgent care centre will open and stay open until the causeway is deemed passable once more.”

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s preparations for the approach of Hurricane Bill have included ensuring there are adequate staff and supplies at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in advance of any stormy weather. Alongside physicians, nurses, technicians and security, three EMTs will be stationed at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Center, as well as an ambulance.

“We have recognised that even if we escape a direct hit, we are likely to get tropical storm winds and high waves,” noted Dr Thomas. “This means the causeway could close and people in St David’s and St George’s will be cut off from accessing emergency services. As the UCC service dovetails with our Emergency Department at the hospital, we are able to send staff over in advance to manage multiple shifts and keep the UCC open 24/7 until the causeway opens again. We are therefore working closely with Government and monitoring the latest forecasts closely to ensure we are well prepared ahead of time.”

The Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre can be found at Southside, St David’s, between White’s Supermarket and the Southside Police Station. People can contact the UCC at 278-7700. If the causeway remains open, normal operating hours for urgent care services will apply – from noon to midnight at the weekend and from 4pm to midnight on weekdays.

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