Tag: Health Services Authority

FDA Recall: Ranitidine Products

FDA Recall: Ranitidine Products

| 03/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The FDA has ordered a recall of all Ranitidine products, due to manufacturing issues. Patients taking any form of prescription Ranitidine (tablets or liquids) have been asked to discontinue and contact their doctor for an alternative. Persons have also been advised not to purchase over-the-counter Ranitidine products (e.g. Zantac®).

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HSA expands pharmacy services to new location

HSA expands pharmacy services to new location

| 02/04/2020 | 0 Comments

Starting Saturday 4 April, the Health Services Authority will be dispensing prescription refills for CINICO and private insurance members with 100% coverage from our new location at Smith Road Centre, first floor.

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HSA pharmacy and clinic hours during soft curfew

HSA pharmacy and clinic hours during soft curfew

| 27/03/2020 | 0 Comments

(Updates to BT and WB): The Health Services Authority will reopen clinics and full pharmacy services tomorrow, Saturday 28 March, in line with government’s latest soft curfew/shelter-in-place provisions. See hours below:

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Public forum to explore cancer in Cayman

Public forum to explore cancer in Cayman

| 30/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): A forum with the theme ‘Cancer in Cayman: Together we will fight’ will be held on World Cancer Day, 4 February, hosted by the Health Services Authority (HSA). The forum will explore the current status of cancer in Cayman, specifically at the HSA, and share actionable advice on how each person can […]

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Orthopaedic surgeon joins HSA team

Orthopaedic surgeon joins HSA team

| 16/01/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Allan Larsen, who has performed 25,000 knee arthroscopies and 40,000 procedures, has joined the staff of the Orthopaedics Department of the Health Services Authority (HSA). Dr Larsen treats all conditions of the hand, knee and ankle/foot, in addition to specialising in sports traumatology, the HSA said in a release.

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Cayman welcomes first baby of the decade

Cayman welcomes first baby of the decade

| 09/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Baby Aelene Lopez was born nearly two weeks early in 1 January, surprising everyone, especially parents Aylin and Roberto Lopez, when she became the first baby to be born in the Cayman Islands in this new decade.

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HSA promotes ‘healthy ageing’

HSA promotes ‘healthy ageing’

| 17/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Health Services Authority staff are vising the homes of seniors across Grand Cayman this week (16-20 September) to offer free nutritional consultation, counselling health screening, including cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tests, as they promote the well-being of people as they age.

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Governor impressed with HSA technology

Governor impressed with HSA technology

| 02/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The average life expectancy of dialysis patients in the Cayman Islands is higher than patients in the United States. The crude mortality rate of dialysis patients in Cayman last year was 9% compared to 16% of patients in the US and the average life span of Cayman’s dialysis patients is about eight […]

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Church parking lot closure for HSA patients

Church parking lot closure for HSA patients

| 29/08/2019 | 0 Comments

The Seventh Day Adventist Church parking lot (Smith Road) will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic starting Sunday through Friday, 1-6 September. This lot is used for overflow parking by the HSA, however during this time, guests of the HSA can still utilise the other parking areas in front of the main hospital […]

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Cancer and blood specialist joins HSA full-time

Cancer and blood specialist joins HSA full-time

| 26/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) has hired Dr Lundie Richards as a full-time medical haematologist-oncologist, who can diagnose and treat various blood cancers and blood disorders. He worked previously part-time at the HSA before joining the organisation’s pathology laboratory and oncology teams full-time in August.

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Interns gain healthcare experience at HSA

Interns gain healthcare experience at HSA

| 16/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This year’s summer internship programme at the Health Services Authority (HSA) is providing on-the-job training for 91 students considering careers in healthcare. The 2019 internship programme, running from 1 June to 15 September, had been revamped to provide select students with quality work experience that aligned with their interests and career aspirations.

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Van donated for mobile blood drives

Van donated for mobile blood drives

| 09/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Blood Bank received its first dedicated van on Wednesday, 7 August, which will improve safety and ease the transport of essential equipment and materials for mobile blood drives. Hurley’s Media and Car City, in partnership with the Health Services Authority (HSA) and the Blood Bank, presented the van.

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Breastfeeding Week aims to empower parents

Breastfeeding Week aims to empower parents

| 02/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For World Breastfeeding Week, which runs 1-7 August, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is partnering with the Cayman Islands Breastfeeding Support Group to encourage parents to seek the information and resources they need to realise their breastfeeding goals. The purpose of the annual celebration is to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health […]

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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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