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  • The Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities has implemented the 10 knot speed limit to reduce excessive speed in the confines of the Hamilton Harbour which will go into effect Friday, 19 May, 2017.

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  • The Department of Parks advises that camping registration will open on 8 May for the 15 May - 30 September camping season. Permits can be collected at the Department of Parks, Ground Floor, Global House, 43 Church Street. Camping rate: $14 per night.

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Your health—and your family’s health—is important. You’re never far from support for your health in Bermuda.

Find out how to access health services in Bermuda, from public clinics to government-run community support programmes, or read helpful guides and tips on managing and maintaining your health.

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  • Resources for travellers visiting Bermuda Before you travel to Bermuda
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  • Grades on Licences is the Environmental Health Section’s hygiene and food safety scoring programme that displays the results of food premises’ annual inspections in letter grade format – A, B, C, or D on their

  • The Ministry of Health and Seniors seeks to empower the community to lead healthy lifestyles. To do so, the Department of Health provides information and tools for individuals to take charge of their health. Some of those tools are listed below: 

  • The Ministry of Health and Seniors has adopted the "This is Public Health Campaign" to highlight the work the Ministry does throughout Bermuda.

  • The Ministry of Health and Seniors provides the leadership for Bermuda's health system. Health Bites is a weekly mailing that provides a snapshot highlighting developments and priorities.

  • Please find below events that may be of interest: 

  • Registration with Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) is required for home care providers (aka caregiving providers) with clients paid for, partially or in full, by the following government departments:

  • Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) provides inspections, assessment and consultations for accessibility requirements e.g. ramps, door sizes, for new buildings and renovations. The purpose of this service is to help ensure and promote accessibility for all.

  • Senior abuse includes: physical, sexual and psychological abuse, financial exploitation; and physical and psychological neglect when the alleged abuser has a duty to care for the senior (a person over 65years of age).

  • Accommodations that provide room, board and personal care services to seniors or persons with disabilities must be registered with the Ministry of Health and Seniors, unless exempted.

  • Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) offers case management services to help seniors and persons with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities who require assistance in their daily lives.  

  • If you have a problem with rodents, call Vector Control.

    When you open a case with Vector Control:

  • Below are a list of our common fees for various services provided:

    COMING SOON (Fees are revised as of 1st April)

  • The Environmental Health Programme would like to ensure the public’s awareness of handouts, talks, workshops and other resources available for various business and private environmental health concerns. 

  • All workplaces—indoor and outdoor—in Bermuda are monitored for safety and health concerns. All employers must have a committee to review safety and health issues. Environmental Health Officers investigate complaints or major accidents (where there is a need).

  • The first line of defence from global public health threats is the security of our ports and airport. Our Environmental Health officers, aided by Customs and Immigration officers, are tasked with ensuring this safety.

  • The Vector Control team deals with rodent and mosquito infestations (only), as well as proactive surveillance of these pests in Bermuda.

  • The Vector Control programme is focused on ensuring mosquitoes and rodents are controlled and vectors are not introduced to the island. Port health is focused on preventing the spread of communicable diseases by travellers and cargo.

  • Environmental health officers are tasked with ensuring the safety of Bermuda’s water – both drinking and seawater.

    In order to do that, the officers:

  • Report a Nuisance

    To report a nuisance, email us: envhealth@gov.bm or call: (441) 278-5333

  • The island’s schools, camps, playgrounds, clinical laboratories and pharmacies are responsible for providing the public with safe settings for care and play. Therefore it is of critical importance that these settings meet a standard that ensures utmost safety.

  • Environmental Health officers have a duty to ensure conditions in both homes and tourist accommodations are safe and provide a healthy environment.

  • Environmental Health officers provide critical assistance to ensure food and beverages consumed in Bermuda are safe.

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  • Environmental Health plans and coordinates the national inspection and licensing programmes to maintain and improve the health of Bermuda’s people.

  • The Ministry of Health and Seniors’ (MOHS) team strives to provide high-quality services to all of its service users and welcomes all suggestions to improve.

  • The Ministry of Health and Seniors strives to ensure a high level of care and service throughout the island’s health agencies.

  • The Minister of Health and Seniors appoints 28 Boards, Councils and Committees to perform mandated and advisory functions for the Ministry.  

  • The Minister of Health and Seniors appoints 28 Boards, Councils and Committees to perform mandated and advisory functions for the Ministry.  

    There are 24 Health Professional Boards and Councils, 2 Advisory committees, and 2 Quangos.

  • The Ministry of Health and Seniors will publish Issue Briefs on specific topics as the need arises.

  • The Ministry of Health and Seniors publishes a quarterly newsletter that is sent to our stakeholders. If you wish to be added to our newsletter mailing list, please contact Robyn Skinner at 278-4900.

  • You can find below reports produced by the Ministry of Health and Seniors or our affiliated organizations. If you would like to see more of our publications, please visit our Health Library.

  • Below are policies or guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and Seniors. For more publications by the Ministry of Health and Seniors, please visit our Health Library. 

  • Agreement Respecting Facilities to be Given to Merchant Seamen for the Treatment of Venereal Diseases
  • The K. Margaret Carter Centre is a government-managed center that provides support and training for adults with learning and physical disabilities through six programme areas that include:

  • You can find documents produced by the Ministry of Health and Seniors or our affiliated organizations, and relevant international reports in our health library.

  • 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).

  • The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit helps to manage and monitor the status of health in Bermuda by:

  • The Ministry of Health and Seniors awards the Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship annually to Bermudian students with proven financial need seeking careers or professional development in public health.

  • The Bermuda Health Strategy sets out the Ministry of Health and Seniors’ 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:

  • The Department of Health routinely samples and tests seawater from Bermuda's beaches to assure bathing water quality.

  • Vector Control inspectors survey Bermuda year round, with heightened inspections during the summer season. Inspectors map-out different neighbourhoods in their designated districts and visit each house (walk around the outside of your property or home) to check for mosquito breeding.

  • Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) assists with connecting seniors and persons with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities connect with services that may support them.

  • Anyone with a physical disability—or some difficulty moving normally—may benefit from physiotherapy. The Department of Health provides physiotherapy services through the Community Rehabilitation Office.

    Treatment may involve:

  • Occupational therapy focuses on a child’s ability to perform everyday activities in a way that provides meaning to life. Occupational therapy is important for a child when their activities are affected (or become limited) by delays in development, disability, or disease.

  • The Sylvia Richardson Care Facility is a government-owned, skilled nursing home, operated by the Ministry of Health, Seniors, and the Environment. It is set on the former St. George’s Secondary School site; in attractive, spacious grounds just outside the town of St. George’s.

  • The Lefroy House Care Community is a government owned, multi-level elder care home that promotes purpose, fun, and spontaneity in the lives of elders. It sits on attractive and spacious grounds just outside of Dockyard in Sandys Parish.

  • This page is reviewed weekly and updated immediately upon confirmation of any new cases.

  • Children generally understand far more than they are able to articulate themselves. Language can develop smoothly and continuously, or in jumps and spurts—there’s a lot of variation in the onset of expressive language.   

  • It’s not easy living with a chronic disease. You’ll need ongoing support with your self-management of diabetes. Good control of your diabetes requires teamwork between you, your physician, and other health care professionals.  

  • A child with an infectious disease may show general signs of illness. This can include fever, shivering, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.  

  • The following is the Department of Health’s recommended immunization schedules for healthy children and adults. At any time, you can request an immunization report for yourself or your child.

  • How healthy are Bermudians? In December 2014, the Department of Health concluded a study to measure the risk of developing a chronic disease such as heart diseases, cancer, stroke, or diabetes for the Government of Bermuda.

  • The Government of Bermuda offers health support programmes across the island.

    Community health nursing

    Bermuda’s community health nurses are here to help with your general health education. The nurses provide and coordinate the following community health services:

  • Go to the hospital in all cases of serious illness or injury, or if you aren’t sure if your illness or injury is serious.  

  • Poor diet and physical inactivity are linked to major causes of illness and death. In Bermuda, these issues are especially prevalent. According to STEPS to a Well Bermuda 2014:  

  • In Bermuda, the government runs dental health services at Hamilton Health Centre, St. George’s Health Centre, and Somerset Health Centre.

  • Parents can find health programmes and support for their children as well as health clinics in different locations in Bermuda, depending on the child’s age.

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