Tag: Health Services Authority

Community urged to donate blood

Community urged to donate blood

| 14/06/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Blood Bank has joined countries across the globe in celebration of World Blood Donor Day 14 June, with a focus on blood donation as an action of community solidarity and collaboration. “Our upcoming and continuing partnership initiatives with various local busi [...]

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Course teaches mental health first aid

Course teaches mental health first aid

| 03/06/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): In a course facilitated by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA), 60 professionals were recently trained to be qualified mental health first aiders. The two-day programme equipped those taking part with the knowledge and confidence necessary to recognise the crucial wa [...]

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May is time to support cancer research

May is time to support cancer research

| 17/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of National Cancer Research Month, which is marked in May, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is working to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality, innovative cancer research to the Cayman Islands and the world. Towards this end, Cancer registrar Amanda Nicholso [...]

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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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HSA reinforces no-smoking policy

HSA reinforces no-smoking policy

| 10/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of continuing efforts at preventative care, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is stressing that all of its facilities, including the Cayman Islands Hospital and district health centres, are designated smoke-free zones. HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the healthcare provide [...]

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HSA launches new mobile dental unit

HSA launches new mobile dental unit

| 01/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has acquired a state-of-the-art mobile dental unit, which will be dedicated to providing general dental services to government primary schools without in-house clinics. The approximately 200 sq. ft. mobile unit, outfitted with a single dental sur [...]

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Medical lab professionals celebrated

Medical lab professionals celebrated

| 26/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Laboratory professionals at the Health Services Authority (HSA), are collaborating with their professional colleagues from across the region and the US to host the Caribbean Association of Medical Technologists’ (CASMET) Bi-annual Regional Council Meeting and celebrate Medical La [...]

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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 th [...]

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Faith Hospital lab attains international accreditation

Faith Hospital lab attains international accreditation

| 20/04/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The medical laboratory in Cayman Brac’s Faith Hospital has received international accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI). The accreditation and certification from JCI is recognised as the Gold Seal of Approval for international quality standards for patient c [...]

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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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