• The Department of Public transportation has advised that the DPT Kiosk at Central Terminal in Hamilton will be closed all day on Sunday, February 25th due to construction work being carried out on the building. 


  • The Ministry of Health is seeking your views on the proposed Sugar Tax and changes to the Mental Health Act. You will find the consultation documents and online feedback forms here.

Bermuda Health Strategy 2014-2019

The Bermuda Health Strategy sets out the Ministry of Health’s vision for reform of the Island’s entire health system.  

The Strategy, which has a goal to deliver affordable and sustainable healthcare for all of Bermuda’s residents, is founded on three core values:

  • Quality: the right care at the right time, in the right setting at the right price
  • Equity: equal access to basic healthcare
  • Sustainability: affordable spending levels, financed by the most cost-effective mechanisms

To achieve these core values, the Strategy has identified 14 health sector goals.

These are:

  1. Increase access to basic health insurance
  2. Encourage and expand the use of outpatient facilities
  3. Ensure health coverage contributions become affordable, to increase access to healthcare
  4. Streamline use of overseas care
  5. Develop mechanisms to pay healthcare providers to contain costs and improve health outcomes
  6. Introduce an electronic health information system
  7. Implement strategies to meet the long-term healthcare needs of seniors and persons with physical, cognitive or mental disabilities
  8. Ensure clinical care meets best practice models
  9. Reduce the complexity of the health system funding
  10. Update health and insurance regulation to reflect current technologies and pricing and use of services
  11. Encourage healthy lifestyles through involving health professionals and organizations
  12. Partner with physicians and the broader healthcare community to achieve health reform goals and improve the coordination of healthcare delivery
  13. Increase the access to interventions to prevent and manage non-communicable diseases and their risk factors
  14. Ensure Government funding for vulnerable populations is protected and directed to most needy.

The Strategy will be supported by Action Plans detailing specific initiatives to achieve the Strategy goals. The Bermuda Health Council will coordinate the implementation of the Bermuda Health Action Plan, and the Ministry will report on progress to the public at least twice a year.

Bermuda Health Action Plan 2014-2019

The Bermuda Health Action Plan lays out implementation objectives and timelines specific actions in order to achieve the vision of the Bermuda Health Strategy 2014-2019: Priorities for Bermuda’s Health System Reform.

The Action Plan focuses on preventing chronic, non-communicable diseases, developing health professionals’ scope and health system strengthening. It prioritizes five chronic non-communicable conditions: asthma, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.