Alerts

  • 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. 

Alerts

  • 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.

Cancer Talk

We have all heard the expression: “To be forewarned is to be forearmed.”

This is a phrase that’s often used when you want to say that knowing about something that could be bad before it happens, allows you to prepare for it; it gives you time to think of different ways of approaching things.  Another translation is that it’s good to know about potential problems before they happen.

The Department of Health reports levels of flu are above normal

The Department of Health’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit has seen a rise in numbers of flu cases recorded on the island. By protecting yourself against influenza, you are also protecting your family, your household, your workplace and ultimately your community. 

Thorough hand washing is recommended for all to reduce the chance of infection. Also, it is not too late to get your flu shot at the Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street or through some private physicians. The flu shot can lessen the effects of the flu.

World Occupational Therapy Day celebrated in Bermuda

October 27 is World Occupational Therapy Day and this year’s theme is ‘inform, inspire, influence’. Occupational therapists (OTs) work with all age groups and in a wide range of physical and psychosocial areas. OTs assess and plan short and long term treatments tailored to an individual and his or her occupation, habits and environment. They are employed by Bermuda Hospitals Board at KEMH and MWI, by the Department of Health and in private practice. 

Health Insurance Department Streamlines its Processes Re the Personal Home Care Benefit

The Health Insurance Department (HID) is pleased to advise the public that they have made several changes which will simplify the claims process relating to the Personal Home Care Benefit.

The Personal Home Care Benefit (PHC) was introduced in 2015 as a HIP and FutureCare benefit under the Health Insurance Act 1970.  The Benefit assists FutureCare and HIP policyholders with the costs of personal care services in their home.

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