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O positive blood donors needed

Wednesday 9 November 2022: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) is asking people with O positive blood to donate. Donors and potential donors are asked to call 236-5067 to make an appointment.

BHB Consultant Haematologist Dr Eyitayo Fakunle said: “We are in need of O positive blood due to a recent emergency that made our stock lower than we would have anticipated.”

If you are unsure about your blood type but are willing to donate, please contact the Bermuda Blood Donor Centre at (441) 236-5067 or blood.donor@bhb.bm, by WhatsApp at (441) 533-9553.

Appointments are preferred, although walk-ins are accepted.

The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre is located at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 2:30pm, and on Friday from 8:30am to 1pm. It is closed on weekends and public holidays, including this Friday 11 November.

The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre team thanks the community for their kind assistance in ensuring they can continue to save lives.

More information about blood donation is available online at bermudahospitals.bm/be-a-donor/.

9 November 2022 Home Page, News

Urgent call for blood donations

Wednesday 19 October 2022: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) is calling for members of the public to donate blood, especially people with O positive blood. Please call 236-5067 to make an appointment.

Consultant Haematologist Dr Eyitayo Fakunle said: “Stocks of O positive blood in particular are currently lower than we want, and we are making an urgent plea to the community for people to become blood donors. Safe blood saves lives and improves health. It is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person.

“People can contact the Blood Donor Centre at (441) 236-5067, via WhatsApp at (441) 533-9553 or by email at blood.donor@bhb.bm. Appointments are preferred, although walk-ins are accepted. Those who don’t know their blood type are still encouraged to contact the team.

“The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre is located at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, and is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 2:30pm and on Friday from 8:30am to 1pm.

“All of us in the Blood Donor Centre thank our community for your kind assistance in ensuring we can continue to save lives.”

More information about blood donation is available at bermudahospitals.bm/be-a-donor/.

19 October 2022 Home Page, News

HAB donates biomedical van

Wednesday 12 October 2022: The Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda (HAB) today announces it has donated a van to Bermuda Hospitals Board’s (BHB’s) Biomedical Engineering Department.

Patrick Cerra, HAB executive member, commented: “HAB is delighted to donate this bio-medical van to the hospital. It should be noted that this is just part of our annual donation programme, in which we typically donate over $300,000 to the hospital to purchase off-budget medical equipment and supplies.”

The Biomedical Engineering Department is responsible for maintaining, installing and safely using healthcare technology at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH), Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute (MWI), Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and group homes. They perform routine checks to catch problems before they become life threatening or extend wait times for critical diagnostics, such as MRIs, CAT scans, X-rays and mammograms. They also respond to emergencies if medical equipment needs repairs. With the purchase of the new van, the team will be able to quickly respond to calls for assistance with technology.

“Every year the HAB works with BHB to assist with our goal to pursue excellence through improvement, to make Bermuda proud,” said BHB CEO & President Dr Michael Richmond. “We are grateful for this donation from the Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda that helps keep care services running.”

BHB Biomedical Engineering Manager E Michael Smith said: “On behalf of the biomedical team, I would like to thank the Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda for their thoughtful donation. This new vehicle will allow the biomed team to better serve our clients throughout all BHB facilities.

“We make weekly rounds to the UCC, MWI and KEMH as well as to the group homes to service the various types of medical equipment. We will no longer be challenged to provide the needed service to our clients in those locations with this new transportation, and for that we are very thankful.”

12 October 2022 Home Page, News

BHB welcomes new chief hospital information officer

Tuesday 27 September 2022: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has appointed Keltie Jamieson as its new chief hospital information officer (CHIO). Ms Jamieson will report directly to the CEO & President, Michael Richmond, MD.Keltie Jamieson

As the CHIO, Ms Jamieson will oversee BHB’s information technology, information management and telecommunications functions and operations. In addition to leading the Information Technology Services team, Ms Jamieson will be responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive IT strategy that guides the organisation’s adoption and management of health IT systems, such as the electronic medical record (EMR) and health informatics.

With more than 25 years of experience implementing digital strategies and enabling change through supporting technology, Ms Jamieson most recently served as the senior advisor at Horizon Health Network in New Brunswick, Canada. In this role, she provided advisory and consultant services to the province of New Brunswick as they prepared for their clinical information system implementation. For the six years prior, Ms Jamieson was the senior director and chief information officer at Nova Scotia Health & IWK Health in Canada.

Dr Richmond comments: “We are excited to welcome Ms Jamieson as the new chief hospital information officer. Ms Jamieson joins BHB at a critical time. With the launch of our electronic medical record system in late October, her experience and knowledge will be critical as we harness this technology at BHB. The EMR is a transformational tool for our staff to improve safety, quality and efficiency, and deliver a service of which Bermuda can be truly proud.”

The CHIO position is not new to BHB, but has not been filled since the fiscal year 2014/15.

27 September 2022 Home Page, News

BHB awards $100,000 in scholarships to eight students

Tuesday 6 September 2022: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) today announces the awarding of eight scholarships, worth $100,000 over one or more years. All the scholarships are administered and by BHB, with funding for one from GlaxoSmithKline Insurance Ltd, a Bermuda-based subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc ($40,000).

Dr Michael Richmond, BHB President & CEO, comments: “Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients and I wish them all the best with their studies. It is important for BHB to provide funding for Bermudians to obtain post-secondary education while also providing them with a placement for summer internships. I would also like to thank our community partner GlaxoSmithKline who continues to support young Bermudians in the pharmaceutical field.”

Scholarships funded by BHB:

Britney Bannister attends Sheffield Hallam University, where she is studying to obtain her Master’s in Dietetics. She was awarded the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Camia Pitcher attends Leeds Beckett University, where she is studying to obtain her Master’s in Dietetics. She was awarded the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Naomi Lightbourne is attending the University of Essex and is obtaining her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Ivy Ingham is attending Kettering College and is obtaining her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Paige Raynor is attending Barry University and is obtaining her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Theresa-Lynn Santucci is attending the University of Salford Manchester and is obtaining her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Taniece Wilson – Edmead is attending Keiser University and is obtaining her Certification in Nuclear Medicine. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship:

Jay-Quan Dill attends the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and is obtaining his Doctor of Pharmacy. He was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) scholarship for $20,000 for two years.

6 September 2022 Home Page, News