Temporary Closure: Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre

7 July 2017: Bermuda Hospitals Board today informs the public that the Lamb Foggo UCC will be closed tonight so that nursing resources can be redeployed to the Emergency department at KEMH.   It is expected to open again tomorrow for its normal hours of operation.

BHB will open its “Fast Track” service in the Emergency Department from 4pm this afternoon for people who would normally have attended the UCC, or people visiting the ED with non-urgent medical conditions.  Individuals with genuine medical emergencies will be seen as usual.

The ED is low on nursing staff tonight due to unplanned absence as well as a number of unfilled vacancies that are in the recruitment process. This temporary redeployment of staff is to ensure adequate staffing to safely manage continued high demand for all patients who require emergency care.  BHB apologises for the inconvenience.

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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.

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