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21st of July 2018

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Jan – May: 649 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

649 people visited the hospital’s Emergency Department from January 1 to May 31, 2018 due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB].

BHB said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board road traffic accident statistics show a marked increase in Emergency Department [ED] visits in May. It appears the increase is due to increased numbers of tourists on motorbikes.

“A total of 159 people were seen in the ED in May – 22 of them were tourists. In April 135 people attended ED – 8 were tourists. In January and March the totals were 115 and 134 with only one tourist seen each month.In February no tourists were seen in the ED for road traffic accidents but 106 residents attended.

“Our statistics for the period 1 January 2018- 31 May 2018, show the following:

649 victims required the Emergency Department [32 were tourists]47 victims were admitted to the Acute Care Wing6 victims were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit5 victims 18 or younger were admitted to the hospital and,4 victims were discharged to an overseas medical facility, following road traffic accidents

The full BHB 2018 statistics from January to May follows below [PDF here]:

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