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Wireless and Electronic Devices

Patients and visitors may not use wireless communication and electronic devices in critical care areas, i.e. ICU, Operating Room and Diagnostic Imaging, or within one meter of medical monitoring/controlling devices. Patients and visitors may use wireless communications and electronic devices in non-critical care areas, i.e. lobbies, main entrances, waiting areas and most nursing units. Please check with nursing staff before using a wireless communication or electronic device. If you must use your cell phone, please speak in a low voice so as not to disturb the privacy and comfort of other patients and visitors.

Fire Safety

Fire drills are routinely conducted to conform to Bermuda Fire Service and BHB regulations and to ensure the safety of hospital procedures. Fire drills or actual fire alarms begin with the sounding of a loud siren. Should the fire alarm sound, remain calm and return to your room if you are on the ward. Your nurse will keep you informed and assist you as needed during the fire event. Elevator use is prohibited during an alarm. If you have any questions, please ask your nurse.


BHB Security Services is concerned about the safety and welfare of all patients and visitors, staff and volunteers. There is restricted access to the hospitals after visiting hours. Staff and volunteers are required to wear ID badges. If you are unsure or concerned about someone who enters your room or unit, alert your nurse immediately. You may contact the KEMH Security Office on extension 1999 or 441-239-1999 or the MWI Security Office on extension 2264 or 441-239-2264.

A Smoke-free Hospital

Bermuda’s Tobacco Control Act expressly prohibits smoking in any healthcare facility and on the grounds of any healthcare facility. Patients and visitors may not smoke anywhere on BHB property, including in any patient care unit, lobby, room or outdoor area. Contravening this law can result in a fine of $1,000.