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Bench in memory of young heart patient unveiled

Bench in memory of young heart patient unveiled

| 24/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A memorial bench was unveiled Saturday, 22 June, at Health City Cayman Islands in honour of baby Nolan Evans, who passed away from a complex Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) at just seven months old in January last year. The date of the unveiling of the Nolan Evans Memorial Bench would have marked […]

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Free HIV testing offered this week

Free HIV testing offered this week

| 24/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA), Cayman AIDS Foundation and Cayman Islands Red Cross are again joining forces to mark HIV Testing Week, which runs from today (24 June) through Saturday, 29 June. The activities being held this week are in support of National Testing Day and Regional HIV Testing Day observed on […]

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Improved therapy to help reduce hair loss for chemo patients

Improved therapy to help reduce hair loss for chemo patients

| 20/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) chemotherapy unit has upgraded its cold cap therapy for patients hoping to prevent or reduce the loss of their hair as a result of chemotherapy. The scalp cooling system will improve efficiency of the treatment and provide a more comfortable experience for users. 

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Suicide bereavement support group launches

Suicide bereavement support group launches

| 16/06/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Alex Panton Foundation (APF) is launching, in conjunction with the Bethesda Counselling Centre, a bereavement support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. The group, which will meet for the first time Monday, 24 June, aims to provide private and confidential grief support in a safe place, where […]

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Minister’s message for World Blood Donor Day

Minister’s message for World Blood Donor Day

| 14/06/2019 | 0 Comments

Minister of Health Dwayne Seymour writes: Each year the Cayman Islands is proud to join the global family celebrating World Blood Donor Day (14 June). This year’s theme “safe blood for all” seeks to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. It is also a time when we express our appreciation […]

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Respiratory care boosted with new hospital equipment

Respiratory care boosted with new hospital equipment

| 13/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has recently purchased a state-of-the-art respiratory machine for the Cayman Islands Hospital with help from a $38,000 donation from the Cayman Islands Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The COSMED Q-box improves the diagnosis and treatment for patients with breathing and chronic lung problems.

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Record donations reduce dependence on imported blood

Record donations reduce dependence on imported blood

| 13/06/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): With a decrease in blood and blood-product importation and a record number of local donors last year, the Cayman Islands is moving in the right direction towards universal access to safe blood transfusion. According to the Cayman Islands Blood Bank, 516 lives were saved or improved in 2018 as a result of […]

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Health screening required for new students

Health screening required for new students

| 04/06/2019 | 0 Comments

All students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands for the first time are required to have health screenings this summer. The screening includes a growth and development assessment, screening for vision and hearing, a dental assessment, the administration of necessary immunisations and obtaining a student’s personal medical history. Noting that this includes […]

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EMS staff teach safety to the public

EMS staff teach safety to the public

| 29/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In recognition of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, 19-25 May, the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) medical first responders hosted safety sessions throughout the island, teaching members of the public hands-only CPR and how to stop bleeding as well as demonstrating the proper usage of car seats.

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Smoking cessation classes: ‘I Can Quit’

Smoking cessation classes: ‘I Can Quit’

| 27/05/2019 | 0 Comments

The Public Health Department reminds smokers who wish to quit the habit that there are still some spaces left for the upcoming smoking cessation classes the department is offering. Classes start on 05 June 2019 from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. every Wednesday for seven weeks in the Public Health Department.  The Public is being […]

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