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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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Oncologist joins Cayman Islands Hospital

Oncologist joins Cayman Islands Hospital

| 14/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has added a full-time medical oncologist to the staff of the Cayman Islands Hospital. Dr Basil Armonis, who is originally from Athens, Greece, has joined the HSA oncology team as a consultant medical oncologist. [...]

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HSA reinforces no-smoking policy

HSA reinforces no-smoking policy

| 10/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of continuing efforts at preventative care, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is stressing that all of its facilities, including the Cayman Islands Hospital and district health centres, are designated smoke-free zones. HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the healthcare provide [...]

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Schools support Hart for Hearts

Schools support Hart for Hearts

| 09/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Ailian and Sean Evans, parents of baby Nolan Rory Evans, recently organised two fundraising events in honour of their son, who passed away earlier this year due to complications from congenital heart defect (CHD). Little Trotters Farm & Nursery School ran a bake sale and St Ign [...]

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HSA launches new mobile dental unit

HSA launches new mobile dental unit

| 01/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has acquired a state-of-the-art mobile dental unit, which will be dedicated to providing general dental services to government primary schools without in-house clinics. The approximately 200 sq. ft. mobile unit, outfitted with a single dental sur [...]

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Medical lab professionals celebrated

Medical lab professionals celebrated

| 26/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Laboratory professionals at the Health Services Authority (HSA), are collaborating with their professional colleagues from across the region and the US to host the Caribbean Association of Medical Technologists’ (CASMET) Bi-annual Regional Council Meeting and celebrate Medical La [...]

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First-time procedure eases patient’s pain

First-time procedure eases patient’s pain

| 23/04/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Karie Bergstrom, deputy chairperson of the Health Services Authority (HSA) board, who has been struggling with the pain of rheumatoid disease for 15 years, has found relief after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure at the Cayman Islands Hospital. This marked the first time th [...]

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Minister’s message for World Vaccination Week

Minister’s message for World Vaccination Week

| 22/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour): This month, from 21 to 28 April, the Cayman Islands and other countries in the region will celebrate the 16th Vaccination Week in the Americas, with a soccer theme in honour of the 2018 World Cup. The campaign slogan, “Strengthen your defence! #GetVax #Vaccine [...]

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Faith Hospital lab attains international accreditation

Faith Hospital lab attains international accreditation

| 20/04/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The medical laboratory in Cayman Brac’s Faith Hospital has received international accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI). The accreditation and certification from JCI is recognised as the Gold Seal of Approval for international quality standards for patient c [...]

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