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Doctors receive mental health training

Doctors receive mental health training

| 09/12/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A group of 16 public and private doctors attended special training focused on mental health for primary care physicians on Saturday and Sunday, 1-2 December. The Ministry of Health organised the workshop, which is part of international training initiative, the Mental Health Gap Act [...]

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Cayman Heart Fund to get holiday boost

Cayman Heart Fund to get holiday boost

| 05/12/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life):  For every donation shoppers make to the Cayman Heart Fund when visiting the Celebrations Christmas Wonderland store during December will get those funds matched by the company. The money donated will support the charity’s mission to prevent and reduce early deaths, long-term di [...]

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Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

| 29/11/2018 | 0 Comments
Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour writes: On Saturday, 1 December 2018, the Cayman Islands joins countries around the globe in marking the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.Much has changed since that first observance, but this year’s theme reminds us that it is still of the utmost importance to [...]

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Hospice grows into new name

Hospice grows into new name

| 23/11/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman HospiceCare has a new name: Jasmine. The non-profit provider of palliative and hospice care has rebranded itself ahead of an upcoming move into a new 6,000 sq ft purpose-built facility on West Bay Road, made possible by a community fundraising effort, which will create an in [...]

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Governor visits Health City

Governor visits Health City

| 19/11/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper toured Health City Cayman Islands on Thursday, 15 November, accompanied by his wife, Elisabeth, and a group of hospital officials. Roper spent a few hours at the tertiary care medical facility in East End, receiving a full tour of the hospital’s operations. [...]

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Minister’s message for World Diabetes Day

Minister’s message for World Diabetes Day

| 14/11/2018 | 3 Comments
Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour writes: “The Family and Diabetes” is this year’s theme for World Diabetes Day which the global community, including the Cayman Islands, will observe on Wednesday, 14 November. The theme will carry over into 2019 for continued and focused attention on the impa [...]

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Specialised medical scholarship offered

Specialised medical scholarship offered

| 01/11/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Health Services Authority (HSA), is offering an overseas scholarship package for junior Caymanian doctors who have completed their internships and are seeking to undertake specialty training. The applicat [...]

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Flu shots available throughout Cayman

Flu shots available throughout Cayman

| 31/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): This year’s flu shot has arrived and the free vaccines will be available on all three islands. Director of Primary Health Care Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said in a press release that the vaccine for seasonal flu is being dispensed at the Cayman Islands Hospital and district hea [...]

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Chemo patients offered free hair-loss treatment

Chemo patients offered free hair-loss treatment

| 30/10/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Breast cancer and other solid tumour cancer patients will have free access to a treatment new to Cayman aimed at reducing chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) medical oncologist Dr Vineetha Binoy explained that the DigniCap machine, whose use is being o [...]

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Golf cart donated to transport patients

Golf cart donated to transport patients

| 28/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A donation of a golf cart to the Cayman Islands Hospital will enable patients with mobility challenges more easily to navigate the medical facility. British Caymanian Insurance Company (BritCay) gifted the hospital a 2019 six-seater electric golf cart, valued at almost US$14,000, w [...]

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Minister’s message for World Mental Health Day

Minister’s message for World Mental Health Day

| 10/10/2018 | 0 Comments
Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour writes: Every year World Mental Health Day reminds us all that it is as important to focus on healthy minds as much as on healthy bodies. [...]

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HSA improving disabled parking at EE clinic

HSA improving disabled parking at EE clinic

| 04/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Construction is starting Monday, 8 October on a new parking area at the East End Health Centre for patients with mobility issues. The Health Services Authority (HSA) is developing the area as part of ongoing efforts to improve the patient and family experience at all its locations, [...]

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DEH urges food safety

DEH urges food safety

| 26/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As World Environmental Health Day was commemorated Wednesday, 26 September, the related department in Cayman called on the public to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones from food-borne illness. In keeping with the theme for the day, “Global F [...]

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New knees for videographer

New knees for videographer

| 17/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): An American videographer based in Honduras recently underwent bilateral knee replacement at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) and can now walk freely without pain. Tim Blanton’s painful condition led him to consult with orthopedic surgeon Dr Alwin Almeida, and specialist in joint [...]

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September a time to focus on recovery

September a time to focus on recovery

| 12/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) is observing Recovery Month during September. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership con [...]

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