Overseas staff to be brought in to help health services
The Premier, David Burt, announced last night that his office is seeking support staff from other jurisdictions to help Bermuda’s overstretched health service.
In his statement this evening, the Premier said: “Right now our principal concern is the healthcare system and especially the hospital.
“The scale of this outbreak has stretched their resources and the key to allowing them to continue to provide the standard of care necessary for the sick is to provide needed relief for the staff.
“My office is coordinating an effort to source relief staff from other jurisdictions to ease the demands on our nursing staff in particular.
“This journey will be long for some patients battling the coronavirus and not only must we be concerned about their care, but the hospital must also be able to attend to the acute care needs of others.”