Press Release – Universal Health Care


At least three-quarters of residents express awareness of the proposed Universal Health Coverage change.

BERMUDA: The new Bermuda Health Strategy, officially released in February 2022 and slated to be in effect from 2022 – 2027, will introduce Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to the country’s healthcare system. UHC is intended to provide affordable, high-quality, essential basic health coverage to all residents. Of note, the introduction of UHC was announced shortly before Narrative Research commenced data collection. As such, awareness levels may have risen from what is represented here, particularly as news of UHC spreads through word-of-mouth and media discussions. When queried by Narrative Research, nearly three-quarters (72%) of residents confirmed that they were aware of the proposed introduction of UHC, with one-quarter (24%) saying that they were not aware. Awareness of the proposed introduction of UHC increases with both age and household income, and is elevated among residents of the Warwick/Paget and Hamilton/Smith’s/St. George’s parishes, as well as among those who are Bermudians.

These results are part of Narrative Research Bermuda’s Online Bermuda Omnibus® Survey conducted from March 3 – March 14, 2022 with a sample of adult residents of Bermuda (18 years of age or older). The results above are not commissioned by a third party and were collected independently by Narrative Research Bermuda. The results presented in this document were collected from our online survey of 380 members of Narrative Research Bermuda’s proprietary online panel of adult residents, Bermuda Voice. A margin of error cannot be ascribed to the online survey results.

For more information, please contact:

Graham Redford, Managing Partner, Narrative Research Bermuda, 295-0972 or  

Margaret Chapman, COO and Partner, Narrative Research, (902) 493-3834 or