BHB resumes pre-COVID visiting hours

Friday 17 November 2023: Bermuda Hospitals Board has resumed its pre-Covid visiting hours which are slightly longer on most units.

“Visiting hours on our Inpatient Medical-Surgical Units at KEMH have returned to 11am to 8pm allowing family and friends more time with their loved ones,” said BHB Chief of Nursing Judy Richardson. “We recognise how impactful every visitation minute is to both our patients and their friends and families, particularly in the holiday season when loneliness is often felt more strongly.”

Visiting hours for all units at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are available on the BHB website bermudahospitals.bm and are listed below. General in-patient inquiries are also available by visiting or calling the KEMH main reception desk on 239-2001 or the MWI main reception desk on 236-3770.

KEMH Ward Visiting Hours

  • Inpatient Medical-Surgical Units (Acute Care Wing)
    11am to 8pm
  • Intensive Care Unit (General Wing)
    Only immediate family is allowed to visit ICU: 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm
    Rest period (no visitors): 2pm to 4pm
  • Maternity Unit (General Wing)
    Mothers and fathers: 8am to 8pm
    Grandparents, siblings and general visitors: noon to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm
    Quiet time: 2pm to 4pm
    Visitors for gynaecology patients: noon to 8pm
  • Gosling Paediatric Unit (General Wing)
    Paediatric patients: 7:30am to 7:30pm
    Paediatric over-night stay: 7:30pm to 7:30am
    Adult patients: noon to 8pm
  • Long Term Care Unit (General Wing)
    noon to 8pm
  • Agape House
    Open visiting hours

MWI Ward Visiting Hours

  • Somers Annex and Somers Ward 
    noon to 8pm
  • Reid Ward:
    noon to 8pm
  • Devon Lodge:
    noon to 8pm
  • Child & Adolescent Services
    The nursing team arranges visiting times with families during these hours:
    Weekdays: 6pm to 8pm
    Weekends: noon to 8pm

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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.