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Tag: Health Services Authority

Seafarers support doctors’ postgrad studies

Seafarers support doctors’ postgrad studies

| 20/10/2017 | 0 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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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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