UCC returns to longer weekday hours

Tuesday 2 February 2021: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) today confirms that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre (UCC) has returned to its pre-winter plan weekday hours of noon to 8pm from Monday 1 February 2021. Weekend hours and services remain the same, 9am to 9pm, with X-ray service.

Weekday hours were reduced to 4pm to 8pm between 18 December to 31 January so that clinical resources could focus on the Emergency Department, where there is usually an increase in seriously unwell people during the winter period.

Dr Chikezie Dean Okereke, Chief of Emergency, comments: “We are very happy to return to our usual weekday opening hours at the UCC once more. Focusing our resources on the Emergency Department in December and January was once more very helpful in managing an unusually high number of very unwell and staff-dependent patients, who required multiple diagnostics. With lower than usual flu this year, however, we now feel comfortable returning to our pre-winter plan hours.

“We appreciate the understanding of the community as we seek to do our best to care for the people who need our services.”

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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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