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District clinics resume normal operating hours

District clinics resume normal operating hours

| 08/07/2020 | 0 Comments

Given the reduction in the government’s COVID-19 pandemic suppression levels, the district health clinics of the Health Services Authority (HSA) have changed their opening hours to the following times:

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Immunization clinics resume

Immunization clinics resume

| 03/07/2020 | 0 Comments

The Health Services Authority and the Public Health Department is advising the public that the childhood immunization programme will resume starting July 2020 with an island-wide campaign across all districts in the Cayman Islands. This initiative is organized to reduce the backlog of missed immunizations following the brief suspension of some childhood immunization services due […]

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HSA prepares to reopen for elective surgeries and outpatient care

HSA prepares to reopen for elective surgeries and outpatient care

| 22/06/2020 | 0 Comments

As Grand Cayman prepares to move into Level 2 Minimal Suppression of the Cayman Islands’ COVID-19 response, the Health Services Authority (HSA) has begun to initiate its phased plan for the reopening of elective surgeries and outpatient care.

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Faith Hospital open, COVID-19 patient isolates at home

Faith Hospital open, COVID-19 patient isolates at home

| 04/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Health Services Authority wishes to inform the public that Faith Hospital is open and the confirmed positive COVID-19 individual in Cayman Brac is not an inpatient within the facility. The patient was seen in the dedicated flu clinic at the medical wing, Aston Rutty Centre which is equipped to treat persons with flu like […]

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HSA Maternity allows for one accompanying mother during labour

HSA Maternity allows for one accompanying mother during labour

| 04/04/2020 | 0 Comments

(Updated): The HSA understands the importance of having a partner during the labouring process, and as we improve and augment staffing levels in coordination with the private sector, the temporary restriction on visitors to the Maternity will be lifted effective Monday April 6. Visitors will be limited to one person accompanying a patient during labour.  Because […]

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Statement on telemedicine from health insurers

Statement on telemedicine from health insurers

| 03/04/2020 | 0 Comments

In support of the ‘Stay Home Cayman’ directive, the approved health insurers are working with qualified health professionals to facilitate telemedicine consultations where necessary. Telemedicine consultations are subject to the Standard Health Insurance Fee (SHIF) reimbursement, based on the duration of the calls. Please check with your individual health insurer for clarification if needed.

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Beach walk fundraiser for children with heart disease

Beach walk fundraiser for children with heart disease

| 11/02/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper and Deputy Governor Franz Manderson were among those who participated in Team Nolan’s 2nd Annual Heart Warriors and Angels Beach Walk in honour of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness week 2020 and to raise funds for children with CHD. The event was also “in memory of an undoubtedly beautiful Heart Warrior”, baby Nolan Evans […]

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Public forum to explore cancer in Cayman

Public forum to explore cancer in Cayman

| 30/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): A forum with the theme ‘Cancer in Cayman: Together we will fight’ will be held on World Cancer Day, 4 February, hosted by the Health Services Authority (HSA). The forum will explore the current status of cancer in Cayman, specifically at the HSA, and share actionable advice on how each person can […]

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Orthopaedic surgeon joins HSA team

Orthopaedic surgeon joins HSA team

| 16/01/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Allan Larsen, who has performed 25,000 knee arthroscopies and 40,000 procedures, has joined the staff of the Orthopaedics Department of the Health Services Authority (HSA). Dr Larsen treats all conditions of the hand, knee and ankle/foot, in addition to specialising in sports traumatology, the HSA said in a release.

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Footballer turned actor to speak at gala

Footballer turned actor to speak at gala

| 15/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Actor Vinnie Jones will be the guest speaker at this year’s Breast Cancer Foundation Gala, which will be held on Saturday, 3 October at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The theme of this year’s Gala focuses on the important role of spousal and family support, as well as the impact battling cancer has […]

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Youth Mental Health Symposium

Youth Mental Health Symposium

| 13/01/2020 | 0 Comments

The Alex Panton Foundation, the charity focused on supporting the mental health of young people in the Cayman Islands, will hold its third annual Youth Mental Health Symposium on 22 February at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman.

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Second healthcare team heads to Bahamas

Second healthcare team heads to Bahamas

| 08/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): As the first team of healthcare professionals deployed to the Bahamas for two weeks to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, they were replace by a second team, who flew to the islands devastated by the catastrophic storm to support to that country’s healthcare workers. The team members include Dr Gilbertha […]

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BritCay supports Heart Health

BritCay supports Heart Health

| 01/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) will be celebrating World Heart Day on Sunday, 29 September, with ‘Light the Sky Red’ at Camana Bay, when everyone is encouraged to come out wearing red and watch the sky light red in honour of the Heart Warriors and Heart Heroes. CHF is also promoting its […]

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Cayman Islands nurses aid in Bahamas relief efforts

Cayman Islands nurses aid in Bahamas relief efforts

| 26/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): A team of six registered nurses from the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) and Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) left Grand Cayman on Friday, 20 September, to join the disaster relief efforts in Bahamas providing relief support to healthcare workers in the care of persons who require medical attention in the […]

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Cayman hospitals send relief to Bahamas

Cayman hospitals send relief to Bahamas

| 23/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s three local hospitals joined forces to provide medical supplies to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The Cayman Islands Health Service Authority (HSA), CTMH Doctors Hospital and Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) rallied together to donate over 4,000 pounds in goods with the help of Cayman Airways to the […]

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HSA promotes ‘healthy ageing’

HSA promotes ‘healthy ageing’

| 17/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Health Services Authority staff are vising the homes of seniors across Grand Cayman this week (16-20 September) to offer free nutritional consultation, counselling health screening, including cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tests, as they promote the well-being of people as they age.

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APF encourages real conversations for mental health

APF encourages real conversations for mental health

| 12/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Continuing its mission to improve the mental health of children and young adults in the Cayman Islands, the Alex Panton Foundation (APF) has noted that this week, 8-14 September, is National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States, which this year is promoting the idea of having a real conversation about mental […]

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Does DEH test for H2S at landfill?

Does DEH test for H2S at landfill?

| 05/09/2019 | 4 Comments

Does the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) regularly test for carbons or hydrogen sulphide at the landfill? I read an article that children should not be within 5km of a landfill due to toxic pollutants in the air which is of great concern.   Auntie’s answer: First of all, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) smells like rotten eggs, […]

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