banner ad

RSSMedical and Health

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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” [...]

Continue Reading

Conference speakers to focus on nutrition

Conference speakers to focus on nutrition

| 11/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Organisers of the 2017 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference have named three additional speakers who will participate in this year’s symposium, set for 19-21 October and themed, “Food for Thought: Exploring the relationship between nutrition and health”. In addition to Dr Son [...]

Continue Reading

HRC statement on World Mental Health Day

HRC statement on World Mental Health Day

| 10/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(Human Rights Commission): This Tuesday, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day. In its analysis of this year’s theme, “Mental Health in the Workplace”, the World Health Organisation notes that employers who proactively encourage good mental health in the workplace through internal policies an [...]

Continue Reading

Minister’s message for World Mental Health Day

Minister’s message for World Mental Health Day

| 10/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour): We are once again marking World Mental Health Day, the annual date which highlights an issue that is all too often given insufficient attention. As Minister for Health, I want to ensure that mental health is given the same focus as physical health, both of which [...]

Continue Reading

HSA launches committee to improve health service

HSA launches committee to improve health service

| 20/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority has launched a Patient and Family Advisory Committee, which will advise on strategies and initiatives to improve the patient experience at HSA facilities. The committee includes representative from CINICO, the Health Insurance Association of the Cayman Islands an [...]

Continue Reading

Health City performs brain surgery with patient awake

Health City performs brain surgery with patient awake

| 18/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): In a first for the English-speaking Caribbean, neurosurgeons at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) surgically removing part of a brain tumour while the patient was awake. The procedure – known as awake craniotomy or awake brain surgery – enables the surgeons to remove, partl [...]

Continue Reading

HSA pharmacist wins regional award

HSA pharmacist wins regional award

| 08/09/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Hospital pharmacist Samantha Conolly received regional recognition at the 37th annual Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP) Conference, hosted in Belize last month. She was honoured for her volunteer work to advance the pharmacy profession and her service to the [...]

Continue Reading

‘Foodie Physician’ to speak at healthcare conference

‘Foodie Physician’ to speak at healthcare conference

| 04/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Keeping with the theme of “Food for Thought: Exploring the relationship between nutrition and health”, the 2017 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference planning committee is bringing in Dr Sonali Ruder, best known as ‘The Foodie Physician’, to be this year’s keynote speaker. [...]

Continue Reading

Heart charity to celebrate survivors

Heart charity to celebrate survivors

| 04/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund is installing a heart-survivors wall display at the Cayman Islands Hospital. The display, dedicated to survivors and the fund’s mission to reduce the risk of heart disease through raising awareness of cardiovascular disease and its effects, will be located o [...]

Continue Reading