BHB and partners make COVID-19 self-assessment tool available to all

Wednesday 1 April 2020: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) Emergency Department, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Chief Medical Officer and the island’s primary care providers, has created an easy-to-follow one-page self-assessment guide for members of the community who are concerned they may be infected with COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Patient Symptom Check List and Self-Assessment assigns a score from 1-3 to each COVID-19 symptom. Mild symptoms have low scores while severe symptoms carry a score of 3. Persons tally their scores to determine if they need to call their physician.

“We developed the COVID-19 self-assessment as tool to better manage the needs of our community,” said Chikezie Dean Okereke, MD, BHB Chief Emergency and Hyperbaric Services.

“Providing the public with a guide that eliminates the guesswork on what to do and when to take action, can be instrumental in saving lives and keeping the public informed.”

The checklist is available for download below and from the Resource Material section on the Government website www.gov.bm/coronavirus.

COVID-19 Patient Symptom Self-Assessment – Updated 2 October 2020

A YouTube video explaining the Covid-19 Patient Symptom Checklist Self-Assessment is also available below.

 

 

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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.

For more information, please visit www.bermudahospitals.bm or contact the Bermuda Hospitals Board Public Relations Department at publicrelations@bhb.bm.