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Health City to add cancer treatment centre

Health City to add cancer treatment centre

| 12/08/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) expects to break ground soon on a cancer treatment centre. The multi-million-dollar facility, which will be on the hospital’s East End grounds and is described as a “state-of-the-art centre offering medical oncology, surgical oncology and radia [...]

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Volunteers recognised for World Breastfeeding Week

Volunteers recognised for World Breastfeeding Week

| 02/08/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of the annual worldwide observance of World Breastfeeding Week, held every 1-7 August, the Health Services Authority (HSA) and Public Health Department held a luncheon to honour the Cayman Islands Breastfeeding Support Group, described as “one of breastfeeding’s greates [...]

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Conference aims to empower patients

Conference aims to empower patients

| 24/07/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The ninth annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, set for 18-20 October, will focus on ways that the general public can help manage and maintain their own health and wellbeing under the theme “Managing Your Health: The Empowered Patient”. The conference will cover such top [...]

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HSA moves offices to Smith Road Centre

HSA moves offices to Smith Road Centre

| 19/07/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) relocated its Public Health Administration and the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry from the Cayman Islands Hospital campus to offices in the nearby Smith Road Centre. The move is part of an expansion project to help the organisation [...]

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Cancer Society receives $90k donation

Cancer Society receives $90k donation

| 17/07/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Breast Cancer Foundation of Cayman recently presented their annual grant/donation to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS). These funds help the Cancer Society provide assistance to breast cancer patients through financial aid, special bras and prosthetics, and mammograms. T [...]

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Optimists aid awareness of childhood cancer

Optimists aid awareness of childhood cancer

| 10/07/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Optimist Club of George Town hosted their inaugural 2018 Cayman Gospel Song Competition and fundraising concert last month to create awareness of childhood cancer and raise money for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. Club president Elaine Harris said the event, held 16 June at [...]

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St Matthew’s boosts Cayman Heart Fund

St Matthew’s boosts Cayman Heart Fund

| 08/07/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): St Matthew’s University recently made a donation to the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF), taken from funds collected from cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS) classes the university offers throughout the year. Dr Qing Zhong, instructor and coordinator for the p [...]

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Free HIV testing available this week

Free HIV testing available this week

| 25/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA), the Cayman AIDS Foundation, and the Cayman Islands Red Cross have again joined forces to mark HIV Testing Week, which runs from today (25 June) through Saturday, 30 June. The activities being held this week are in support of National Testing Day [...]

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Community urged to donate blood

Community urged to donate blood

| 14/06/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Blood Bank has joined countries across the globe in celebration of World Blood Donor Day 14 June, with a focus on blood donation as an action of community solidarity and collaboration. “Our upcoming and continuing partnership initiatives with various local busi [...]

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Minister’s message for World Blood Donor Day

Minister’s message for World Blood Donor Day

| 14/06/2018 | 3 Comments
Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour writes: Today (14 June), we in the Cayman Islands once again join global activities to mark World Blood Donor Day. This observance celebrates one the most noble of acts that we, as humans, can perform on behalf of our fellow community members. A blood donor is a sp [...]

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Young cancer survivor gives back to hospital

Young cancer survivor gives back to hospital

| 07/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Paediatric patients at the Cayman Islands Hospital can expect a more pleasant experience during their visit, thanks to the charity of a five-year-old brain cancer survivor and her family. On 31 May, Mechon and Tommy Ebanks, parents of cancer survivor Skylar May “Mimi” Ebanks, s [...]

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Course teaches mental health first aid

Course teaches mental health first aid

| 03/06/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): In a course facilitated by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA), 60 professionals were recently trained to be qualified mental health first aiders. The two-day programme equipped those taking part with the knowledge and confidence necessary to recognise the crucial wa [...]

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Veterans group assists care centre

Veterans group assists care centre

| 23/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Veterans and Seamen’s Society of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman (VSS) has donated two portable digital electronic vital sign monitors to the Kirkconnell Community Care Centre (KCCC). The instruments, each capable of simultaneously measuring blood pressure, pulse rate, oxyg [...]

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May is time to support cancer research

May is time to support cancer research

| 17/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of National Cancer Research Month, which is marked in May, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is working to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality, innovative cancer research to the Cayman Islands and the world. Towards this end, Cancer registrar Amanda Nicholso [...]

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Deepak Chopra to speak in Cayman

Deepak Chopra to speak in Cayman

| 16/05/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Medical pioneer and best-selling author Dr Deepak Chopra will be visiting the Cayman Islands next month to present a talk on wellbeing, and to share insights from his latest book The Healing Self. Chopra will be here for two days in June for an invitation-only event, as well as a p [...]

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