Tag: Cayman Islands Hospital

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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