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Bell sounds triumph for cancer patients

Bell sounds triumph for cancer patients

| 15/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Two cancer patients at the Health Services Authority (HSA) Chemotherapy Unit recently rang a special bell to signify the end of their treatment. On 2 February, the HSA, in partnership with the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS), presented the “Final Day of Treatment Bell” in [...]

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Boy’s passing inspires donation to Heart Fund

Boy’s passing inspires donation to Heart Fund

| 07/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A local firm has donated to the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) in memory of a little boy who lost his fight at age 3 to congenital heart disease and in support of Heart Month. Queensgate staff chose to donate their Christmas charitable collection in honour of Cristiano McKenzie, who tragi [...]

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Special Needs Foundation gets yearlong boost

Special Needs Foundation gets yearlong boost

| 06/02/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The nonprofit 100 Women in Finance (100WF) organisation will be directing all its fundraising activities this year to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC). The charitable group is a global, practitioner-driven body that serves more than 15,000 professionals in the finance and [...]

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Cayman Heart Fund thanks governor

Cayman Heart Fund thanks governor

| 01/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The board of directors for the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) recently took the opportunity to say thank you to Governor Helen Kilpatrick for her support of the nonprofit organisation. During a luncheon, CHF emeritus Suzy Soto commended the governor for her commitment to all the charities [...]

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Teenager receives gift of prosthetic leg

Teenager receives gift of prosthetic leg

| 12/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Christmas arrived early for a teenage trauma patient of the Health Services Authority (HSA) who recently received his most memorable gift ever – a prosthetic limb donated by Laura Ryder, certified prosthetist and orthotist. Renaldo Taylor (15) arrived at the Cayman Islands H [...]

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Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

| 30/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour): As the festive season approaches, it is always a poignant time of year for people who have lost loved ones, particularly those who have succumbed to an illness such as HIV and AIDS. It is important, therefore, that we observe World AIDS Day on 1 December to high [...]

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Inaugural UCCI nursing cohort all qualify as RNs

Inaugural UCCI nursing cohort all qualify as RNs

| 29/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands has, for the first time, homegrown, full-fledged nurses after every one of the inaugural UCCI School of Nursing cohort of ten students passed the Regional Examination for Nurses’ Registration (RENR). The accomplishment was the result of four years of study for [...]

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Free HIV testing offered this week

Free HIV testing offered this week

| 26/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of activities in connection with this year’s World AIDS Day, commemorated 1 December, the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) Public Health Department (PHD), the Cayman AIDS Foundation and the Cayman Islands Red Cross have collaborated to organise six days of free HIV/AID [...]

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HSA offers free screenings for preterm babies

HSA offers free screenings for preterm babies

| 17/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) commemoration of World Prematurity Day today (17 November) it is offering free developmental checks for all preterm babies born before 34 weeks, and who are not yet 18 months old and not receiving regular therapy. The purpose of th [...]

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Early care essential in premature births

Early care essential in premature births

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments
Dr Sara Watkin writes: Today (17 November) is World Prematurity Day and here in Cayman we punch well above our meagre size in terms of the standard of care provided to preterm infants born on the island. Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide and in Cayman we definitely have ou [...]

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Minister’s message for World Diabetes Day

Minister’s message for World Diabetes Day

| 13/11/2017 | 0 Comments
Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour: As Minister for Health, I fully support this annual date on our calendar. I also urge everyone to listen and pay attention to the information received from your healthcare professionals on the subject of diabetes and ways in which this serious illness can be preve [...]

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Faith Hospital staff train as fire marshals

Faith Hospital staff train as fire marshals

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has expanded its fire marshal programme to Cayman Brac, with 13 staff members of Faith Hospital completing the UK-accredited basic fire safety awareness and fire marshal courses since the beginning of the year. The HSA launched the programme in 2 [...]

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Seafarers support doctors’ postgrad studies

Seafarers support doctors’ postgrad studies

| 20/10/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) and the Cayman Islands Seafarers Association (CISA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide scholarships to two Caymanian HSA doctors to complete their postgraduate studies in the field of medicine. The scholarship recipients are Dr [...]

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Teenager donates food to mental health patients

Teenager donates food to mental health patients

| 18/10/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): A teenager undertook a month-long food drive collecting goods for the Cayman Islands Hospital’s Mental Health Unit to help provide support to patients after their hospital treatment. Sophie Elias, 13, with the assistance of her mother, Charmaine Elias, launched the drive with the [...]

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Interactive conference sessions teach healthy cooking

Interactive conference sessions teach healthy cooking

| 18/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Highlighting the theme “Food for Thought: Exploring the relationship between nutrition and health”, organisers of the 2017 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference have announced the lineup of interactive breakout sessions set for Friday, 20 October. Each “Nutrition in Action” [...]

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