Tag: Health Services Authority

Heart charity boosts cardiac disease detection

Heart charity boosts cardiac disease detection

| 03/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) has donated more than $14,000 to the Health Services Authority (HSA) to be used to train several clinical professionals in efforts to improve the detection and management of cardiac disease and heart rhythm problems. Specifically, the donation will suppo [...]

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Inaugural mobile blood drive sets donor record

Inaugural mobile blood drive sets donor record

| 28/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority’s (HSA) first-ever mobile blood drive set a record for most pints donated in a single day. Altogether, 52 pints of blood were donated, with 40 people taking part for the first time and 63 registering to be blood donors. Car City hosted the event and [...]

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World Kidney Day focuses on women’s health

World Kidney Day focuses on women’s health

| 22/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) recently marked World Kidney Day by offering free health screenings of factors that indicate risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). The theme for this year’s event, “Kidneys & Women’s Health – Include, Value, Empower”, underline [...]

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Bell sounds triumph for cancer patients

Bell sounds triumph for cancer patients

| 15/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Two cancer patients at the Health Services Authority (HSA) Chemotherapy Unit recently rang a special bell to signify the end of their treatment. On 2 February, the HSA, in partnership with the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS), presented the “Final Day of Treatment Bell” in [...]

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Teenager receives gift of prosthetic leg

Teenager receives gift of prosthetic leg

| 12/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Christmas arrived early for a teenage trauma patient of the Health Services Authority (HSA) who recently received his most memorable gift ever – a prosthetic limb donated by Laura Ryder, certified prosthetist and orthotist. Renaldo Taylor (15) arrived at the Cayman Islands H [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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