Tag: Cayman Islands Hospital

Cayman welcomes first baby of the decade

Cayman welcomes first baby of the decade

| 09/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Baby Aelene Lopez was born nearly two weeks early in 1 January, surprising everyone, especially parents Aylin and Roberto Lopez, when she became the first baby to be born in the Cayman Islands in this new decade.

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Cancer and blood specialist joins HSA full-time

Cancer and blood specialist joins HSA full-time

| 26/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) has hired Dr Lundie Richards as a full-time medical haematologist-oncologist, who can diagnose and treat various blood cancers and blood disorders. He worked previously part-time at the HSA before joining the organisation’s pathology laboratory and oncology teams full-time in August.

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HSA pharmacy operations relocated for the weekend

HSA pharmacy operations relocated for the weekend

| 16/08/2019 | 0 Comments

The Cayman Islands Hospital main pharmacy operations will be relocated to the George Town General Practice Clinic for Saturday, 17 August and Sunday, 18 August due to required maintenance work. Hours of operation remain the same during this time: 8:00am – 7:00pm.  The main hospital pharmacy will reopen on Monday, 19 August at 8:00am. We […]

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Evac kits for families of kids needing overseas care

Evac kits for families of kids needing overseas care

| 09/08/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This month will mark the launch of an initiative to assist families of sick babies and children being evacuated to seek urgent medical care overseas. Evacuation kits will be provided through the Leo’s Legacy initiative to the parents or guardians of evacuees in order to provide practical help and support in their […]

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Service club donation to help critical patients at hospital

Service club donation to help critical patients at hospital

| 26/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Rotary Central Cayman Islands has donated medical equipment to the Health Services Authority (HSA) to improve life-saving treatment of critical patients having difficulty breathing due to an obstruction in their airways. The service club presented three new video laryngoscopes to the Cayman Islands Hospital, for Accident and Emergency, Emergency Medical Services and […]

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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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Cayman’s heaviest twins born

Cayman’s heaviest twins born

| 19/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A pair of babies born recently at the Cayman Islands Hospital tipped the scales at a combined 16lb 15oz to become the heaviest twins on record to be born in the Cayman Islands. Daniel Matias James Diaz Banks and Daniella Valentina Diaz Banks arrived Wednesday, 12 December, delivered only a minute apart […]

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Golf cart donated to transport patients

Golf cart donated to transport patients

| 28/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A donation of a golf cart to the Cayman Islands Hospital will enable patients with mobility challenges more easily to navigate the medical facility. British Caymanian Insurance Company (BritCay) gifted the hospital a 2019 six-seater electric golf cart, valued at almost US$14,000, which will be used to transport patients from the parking […]

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First birthday party a time for giving back

First birthday party a time for giving back

| 29/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The parents of Adelaide Merren used the celebration of her first birthday on 26 June as an opportunity to collect donations for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Cayman Islands Hospital and the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF). Mother Jernaye Merren wanted to give back to the NICU after Adelaide spent […]

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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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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 the technique has been performed in Cayman and, with […]

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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 goal of donating the food to mental health patients […]

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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 executive board of CAP as its second vice president.

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Keyhole surgery performed on newborn

Keyhole surgery performed on newborn

| 01/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Surgeons at the Cayman Islands Hospital performed the first-ever laparoscopic surgery on a newborn here. The technique, also known as keyhole surgery, was used to operate on a three-week-old patient suffering from pyloric stenosis, a digestive disorder in newborns which keeps food from moving into the intestines. A multidisciplinary team, including both […]

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HSA opens acute care clinic

HSA opens acute care clinic

| 11/08/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has opened an acute care clinic for patients with non-emergency medical conditions who still have an immediate need to see a doctor. The clinic offers these patients a lower cost alternative to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Cayman Islands Hospital and one that may help […]

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HSA expands trauma care

HSA expands trauma care

| 30/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has hired a second trauma surgeon. With the two specialist physicians, as well as new and refitted equipment, the orthopaedic and trauma unit is able to expand the range of treatments available for lower limb injuries and fractures. The ability to perform advanced trauma care is “significantly […]

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New surgical method debuts at Cayman Islands Hospital

New surgical method debuts at Cayman Islands Hospital

| 18/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Hospital has become the first hospital in the Caribbean to perform gall bladder removal surgery using a new technique that increases surgical precision and safety. The flourescence cholangiography method involves the use of a fluorescent dye that, when activated, provides surgeons with a clearer view of the area of […]

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First mental health nurse retires

First mental health nurse retires

| 05/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After 31 years of service with the Health Services Authority (HSA), Cayman’s first mental health nurse, Diana Parchment, has retired. More than 50 of her colleagues celebrated her long service and contributions in the mental health field at a ceremony at Cayman Islands Hospital, held 31 May 2017. Many of those gathered […]

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