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Bermuda is the only country in the world where the residents and visitors pay not once but three times for hospital and medical services.
It comes after the Bermuda Health Council announced it did not support on-island live-donor kidney transplantation at this time because of risks to patient safety and high costs.
But in Bermuda, taxpayers pay first for the building and operating costs as part of their taxes; again in hospital fees and services they use on an as-needed basis; and also in the health or major medical insurances they all must pay by law to either the government or to private and local insurance companies. Bermuda has audiologists, chiropodists, chiropractors, dentists, dental technicians, dieticians, medical doctors. The fees are set by Government and are reviewed annually. Showing the world that we value our patients and our employees breeds confidence in the way we treat each other on the island and the way we do business here.
There are also emergency medial technicians, medical laboratory technologists, midwives, nurses with SRN status or equivalent or enrolled, occupational therapists, optometrists and opticians, dispensing opticians, pharmacies, pharmacists, physiotherapists, radiographers and speech-language therapists. Overall, they are at least as expensive, often much more so, than those applied at most US hospitals. Our staff members have demanding, stressful jobs our community depends on them to safeguard their health and well-being.
It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. For more information, please log on to is an Associate of the American Hospital Association.
At the heart of both organizations is high quality care to all patients. It has been accredited since 1972 by Accreditation Canada, formerly the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, but does not appear on the latter's website.