Seven suffer minor injuries from Nicole
Seven people were taken to the hospital’s emergency ward with hurricane-related injuries yesterday.
None of them were life-threatening, according to a Bermuda Hospitals Board spokeswoman, who also reported there were no visits to the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St David’s throughout Hurricane Nicole.
She said 312 BHB staff worked at King Edward VII Memorial Memorial Hospital, the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute and the urgent care centre during the storm, as well as 17 volunteers assisting with childcare and other tasks.
Hospital Incident Command Centres were set up at MWI and KEMH to oversee operations, and two shifts of clinical staff stayed over. All departments — clinical, support and administrative — were represented and were needed to maintain care and services.
Staff had to deal with flooding due to the storm, although the spokeswoman said patient care was not interrupted.
“We are very grateful for the dedication and commitment of BHB staff, who put service to the community ahead of staying home with family and loved ones throughout the storm, and to those who came as relief as soon as possible after it passed,” she said.
No babies were born during the passing of Hurricane Nicole, but five pregnant women were accommodated within the Maternity Department to ensure they had immediate access to services should they have been needed.
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