Bermuda Hospitals Board announces Road Traffic Accident Statistics for the period 1 January – 31 May 2018
4 July 2018: Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics show a marked increase in Emergency Department (ED) visits in May. It appears the increase is due to increased numbers of tourists on motorbikes. A total of 159 people were seen in the ED in May – 22 of them were tourists. In April 135 people attended ED – 8 were tourists. In January and March the totals were 115 and 134 with only one tourist seen each month. In February no tourists were seen in the ED for road traffic accidents but 106 residents attended. Our statistics for the period 1 January 2018- 31 May 2018, show the following:
649 victims required the Emergency Department (32 were tourists)
44 victims were admitted to the Acute Care Wing
6 victims were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit
6 victims 18 or younger were admitted to the hospital and,
4 victims were discharged to an overseas medical facility, following road traffic accidents.
The statistics here were corrected on 4 February 2019