• The Ministry of Public Works is advising motorists that one-lane road closures will take place during the month of November on South Road, Southampton to accommodate new paving works. For more information click here.

How to raise a concern about the Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health (MOH) team strives to provide high-quality services to all of its service users and welcomes all suggestions to improve. If there are occasions when the team is unable to achieve this, a complaint may be appropriate and we seek to provide the public with an opportunity to reach us.

We view complaints as an opportunity to learn and improve our services and procedures for the future, as well as a chance to put things right for the person who makes a complaint.

Health Insurance Department releases annual report

The Ministry of Health and Seniors announces that the Health Insurance Department recently issued its annual report for FutureCare and Health Insurance Plan (HIP) policyholders.

The 2015/2016 report, which covers the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, outlines growth in the number of policyholders, new medical benefits, how claims money was spent, the new care management strategy, personal home care benefits, and a wellness promotion benefit among others.

Long Term Care Action Plan

Long term care (LTC) refers to the range of services required by persons with a reduced degree of functional capacity, physical or cognitive, and who are consequently dependent for an extended period of time on help with basic activities of daily living (ADL).

In Bermuda, there are more than 8,600 persons or 13% of Bermuda’s population who are seniors (aged 65 and over) and there are more than 3,000 persons with a disability.

Bermuda partners with the Caribbean Public Health Agency to enhance tourism and public health

Key health and tourism stakeholders

In the run up to America’s Cup 2017, a series of meetings and training sessions are shining a spotlight on the connection between tourism and public health.  The Ministry of Health and Seniors is partnering with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to improve health and safety for tourists and for the local population alike through participation in the regional Tourism and Health Program. The Ministry is supported in this endeavor by the Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities, the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the Bermuda Hotel Association and various other stakeholders.

Bermuda's Health Workforce planning session

Good afternoon, guests and Government team members.

The future healthcare needs of our community are being determined by the changes we see in disease patterns and the demographic shift to an ageing population.  Early onset of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and heart disease will dictate the need for healthcare professionals to address these areas. In particular, there will be demand for a workforce to support the lifestyle changes required to prevent and control these diseases.

Official Opening of the Mental Health Treatment Court

The Ministry of Legal Affairs and the Department of Court Services will host the official opening of the Bermuda Mental Health Treatment Court Programme (MHTCP) on Thursday, 20 October.

After years of preparation and development, the Ministry, in partnership with other agencies, launched the pilot programme in October, 2013 The programme models the Drug Treatment Court Programme and aims to provide appropriate levels of treatment and services to persons over the age of eighteen (18) accused of offences and suffering from a mental illness.

Premier launches Youth Fitness Programme

Earlier today, The Premier, the Hon. Michael H. Dunkley, JP, MP,  officially launched the Premier's Youth Fitness Programme under the auspices of the Premier’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Supporting the launch were the Minister of Education, the Hon. R. Wayne Scott, JP, MP; Acting Minister of Health and Seniors, R. Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, JP, MP; and Junior Minister of Social Development and Sports, Nandi Outerbridge, JP, MP, as well as Premier’s Council members, Department of Health officials, sponsors and educators.  Please see the Premier’s remarks below:

Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship

The Ministry of Health awards the Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship annually to Bermudian students with proven financial need seeking careers or professional development in public health. Students beginning to study public health and/or seeking to upgrade professional qualifications are eligible to apply.

The scholarship is offered in honor of Dr. Barbara Bertha Ball who was the first born-Bermudian woman to practice medicine in Bermuda and a tireless champion for people’s rights. Born in 1924 in Bermuda, she graduated from Liverpool University Medical School in 1949.

Bermuda Health Strategy

The Bermuda Health Strategy 2014 – 2019 is based on the National Health Plan 2011, and sets out the Government’s vision to reform the Island’s health system.

The mission of the health strategy is “to provide affordable and sustainable healthcare for all Bermuda residents”, in order to achieve the vision: “Healthy people in healthy communities”.

The health strategy is founded on three core values: