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Tag: Health Services Authority

HSA summer interns learn about healthcare options

HSA summer interns learn about healthcare options

| 18/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) took on 65 interns this summer for a work-study programme to prepare Caymanian students for careers in healthcare. The annual summer programme enables high school students interested in a healthcare career and college students already pursuing re [...]

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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 [...]

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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 t [...]

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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, [...]

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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, [...]

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HSA brings in radiology specialist

HSA brings in radiology specialist

| 08/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has added an interventional radiologist to its team of specialists, enabling doctors to perform for the first time a unique procedure known as Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in the treatment of a patient with a benign bone tumour. The thermal abla [...]

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Free screenings offered for World Health Day

Free screenings offered for World Health Day

| 03/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of observances of World Health Day 7 April, whose theme this year is “Depression: let’s talk”, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is again offering free screenings (blood sugar and blood pressure). Starting today (3 April) through 7 April, health screenings will be o [...]

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Donation jump-starts EEG service at HSA

Donation jump-starts EEG service at HSA

| 27/01/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has resumed electroencephalogram (EEG) testing at the Cayman Islands Hospital after a donation facilitated by a local family. The EEG is a safe diagnostic test which records and detects abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain. Ident [...]

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Pink Ladies close up coffee shop

Pink Ladies close up coffee shop

| 29/12/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): After 35 years of service to the Cayman Islands Hospital and the wider community, the popular Pink Ladies Coffee Shop officially closed Friday, 16 December. The Health Services Authority (HSA) and Ministry of Health bid the group farewell at an event that afternoon where its member [...]

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Heart charity presents ambulance to HSA

Heart charity presents ambulance to HSA

| 15/12/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A new ambulance bought with money raised by the Cayman Heart Fund has been gifted to the Health Services Authority (HSA) for the people of the Cayman Islands. The emergency-fleet vehicle was purchased after a huge fundraising effort, including $60,000 donated from the 2016 Deputy G [...]

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HSA staff train as fire marshals

HSA staff train as fire marshals

| 01/12/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has presented certificates to 44 staff members who completed training as fire marshals – a new role that has emerged from an effort to improve fire safety and awareness within the organisation. The main focus of the fire marshal training progr [...]

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Memorial garden honours HSA staff member

Memorial garden honours HSA staff member

| 29/11/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Volunteers and donors joined staff at the Health Services Authority (HSA) to complete a memorial garden at the Cayman Islands Hospital, constructed in honour of former staff member Chelsea Doxey, who passed away from ovarian cancer in 2015. Doxey, who worked as a paramedic in the e [...]

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HSA offers free screening for World AIDS Day

HSA offers free screening for World AIDS Day

| 28/11/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of activities to commemorate World AIDS Day, held annually on 1 December, the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) Public Health Department, the Cayman AIDS Foundation and the Red Cross have partnered to organise six days of free HIV and AIDS testing from today, 28 November, [...]

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HSA offers free developmental checks for preemies

HSA offers free developmental checks for preemies

| 11/11/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): In honour of World Prematurity Day, an observance celebrated annually on 17 November, a local mother has decided to show her gratitude to the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a donation for the purchase of new equipment. Jennifer Collins, [...]

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Foundation donates to paediatric unit

Foundation donates to paediatric unit

| 23/09/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The non-profit Jabez Foundation recently donated funds to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) paediatric department to purchase a Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Device. The model selected, with appropriate paediatric accessories, works in seconds to measure temperature [...]

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