Tag: Health Services Authority

Physicians earn doctorates through HSA

Physicians earn doctorates through HSA

| 14/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Three physicians with the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) have obtained their doctorate of medicine in family medicine at the HSA, which is accredited by the University of the West Indies (UWI) as a postgraduate training facility for the doctorial level degree.

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Why doesn’t the hospital have more blue spots?

Why doesn’t the hospital have more blue spots?

| 27/06/2019 | 13 Comments

I frequently go to George Town Hospital for appointments with my disabled spouse. We have a disabled tag for our car so can park in the handicapped spots. However, there have been instances when every one of the six blue spots in the main parking lot is taken, either by cars carrying disabled tags or, […]

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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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Improved therapy to help reduce hair loss for chemo patients

Improved therapy to help reduce hair loss for chemo patients

| 20/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) chemotherapy unit has upgraded its cold cap therapy for patients hoping to prevent or reduce the loss of their hair as a result of chemotherapy. The scalp cooling system will improve efficiency of the treatment and provide a more comfortable experience for users. 

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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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Record donations reduce dependence on imported blood

Record donations reduce dependence on imported blood

| 13/06/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): With a decrease in blood and blood-product importation and a record number of local donors last year, the Cayman Islands is moving in the right direction towards universal access to safe blood transfusion. According to the Cayman Islands Blood Bank, 516 lives were saved or improved in 2018 as a result of […]

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Sickle cell support group meeting

Sickle cell support group meeting

| 13/06/2019 | 0 Comments

In acknowledgement of World Sickle Cell Day, the next Sickle Cell Support Group meeting is planned for Monday, 17 June 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Women’s Health Waiting Room at the Health Services Authority. The speakers will be Dr. Nicholls who will be focusing on pain management and Dr. Matthews who will be focusing […]

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EMS staff teach safety to the public

EMS staff teach safety to the public

| 29/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In recognition of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, 19-25 May, the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) medical first responders hosted safety sessions throughout the island, teaching members of the public hands-only CPR and how to stop bleeding as well as demonstrating the proper usage of car seats.

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EMS demonstrates lifesaving practices

EMS demonstrates lifesaving practices

| 20/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team is hosting events Tuesday, 21 May as part of EMS week, which runs through Friday. To mark “Safety Tuesday”, EMS staff will be at two supermarkets to provide the public with “hands-on lifesaving practices”.

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HSA offers free speech and language assessments

HSA offers free speech and language assessments

| 14/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Health Service Authority (HSA) is offering free evaluations for speech and language disorders at their Speech Therapy Open House, set for Friday, 17 May, as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month. The authority is encouraging parents and caregivers to attend the event if they have concerns about their child’s ability […]

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