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KEMH driveway to close between Point Finger Road and Main Lobby from Monday 2 May 2011
(Hamilton, Bermuda, April 27, 2011)
Bermuda Hospitals Board would like to inform motorists and pedestrians that the main entrance driveway from Point Finger Road to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital will close from this Monday, 2 May. The Berry Hill entrance driveway remains open and will provide access to the emergency room, visitors’ parking lot and main lobby roundabout.
Pedestrians will be able to access KEMH from Point Finger Road through an alternative route. A new sidewalk has been constructed at the south end of the construction site. This route comes through the round trellised garden in the Botanical Gardens opposite KEMH’s main lobby.
Paget Health Services, BHB’s private partner, is in the process of building a new access road to KEMH from Point Finger Road, which is expected to open in several weeks. PHS apologises for this inconvenience and will restore an entrance driveway from Point Finger Road as soon as possible. BHB thanks the public for their patience as the KEMH site is redeveloped.
Notes to Editors
About Bermuda Hospitals Board:
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high quality care to all patients.
With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda’s second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world’s leading specialist hospitals.
About the KEMH Redevelopment Project:
The design, construction, financing and maintenance of newly built facilities at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) will be delivered by a form of public private partnership (PPP). It is expected that the first patients will walk through the doors of the new facilities in 2014. Over the next six to seven years, BHB will also renovate the existing KEMH hospital building using traditional procurement methods. These renovations will be funded by BHB and managed as a separate part of the overall redevelopment project. Both renovation and the addition of newly constructed space are vital to the complete redevelopment of KEMH to meet Bermuda’s future acute healthcare needs.
For more information, please log on to www.bermudahospitals.com.
or contact the Bermuda Hospitals Board Public Relations Department:
Bermuda Hospitals Board
For more information about Paget Health Services and computer-generated views of the design for the KEMH Acute Care Wing, visit www.pagethealthservices.com.
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