Lamb Foggo UCC services resume with revised hours

Friday 12 June 2020: Bermuda Hospitals Board today is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre (UCC) with revised hours from Tuesday 16 June 2020.

The UCC will open with a physician and a nurse on duty from noon to 8pm on weekdays, and 9am to 9pm on weekends. X-ray services will initially be limited to Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. COVID-19 testing will not be available at the UCC. People should book a COVID-19 test at the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Southside, and if they are experiencing symptoms call their GP for advice and guidance.

In the UCC, masks must be worn at all time and a maximum of three people will be allowed in the waiting area at any given time. Physical distancing markers are on the floor inside and outside the facility. People seeking care should come into the building alone as the waiting room cannot accommodate additional visitors. The only exception will be for parents bringing a child for care, or carers with vulnerable or combative patients. Visitors who accompany a patient should otherwise wait in their car or away from the facility.

Dr Chikezie Dean Okereke, Chief of Emergency & Hyperbaric Services, comments: “We had to temporarily suspend UCC services due to our concern that the pandemic would create pressures in the Emergency Department that would require all staff. We are very pleased to see the continued low prevalence of COVID-19 and, while this continues, we will resume UCC services. We remain cautious at this stage and have factored the curfew hours into our initial opening. As before, the services remain for minor injuries and illnesses only. People with serious or life-threatening conditions that may require diagnostics, surgery or specialist attention should go directly to the Emergency Department or call 911.”

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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.

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