Tag: Health Services Authority

Unhappy with hospital’s food

Unhappy with hospital’s food

| 17/01/2019 | 30 Comments

While I realise a hospital’s first priority is to treat patients, and I give high marks to the quality of care at George Town Hospital, I nevertheless feel compelled to complain about what passes as food there. Getting a good meal can go a long way to lifting a patient’s spirits, something that the folks […]

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HSA urges cervical cancer prevention

HSA urges cervical cancer prevention

| 16/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): With January being Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is encouraging women to start getting regular cervical cancer screenings at age 21 and parents to make sure pre-teens get the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine at age 11 or 12.

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Cayman’s heaviest twins born

Cayman’s heaviest twins born

| 19/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A pair of babies born recently at the Cayman Islands Hospital tipped the scales at a combined 16lb 15oz to become the heaviest twins on record to be born in the Cayman Islands. Daniel Matias James Diaz Banks and Daniella Valentina Diaz Banks arrived Wednesday, 12 December, delivered only a minute apart […]

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Flu shots available throughout Cayman

Flu shots available throughout Cayman

| 31/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This year’s flu shot has arrived and the free vaccines will be available on all three islands. Director of Primary Health Care Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said in a press release that the vaccine for seasonal flu is being dispensed at the Cayman Islands Hospital and district health centres in Grand Cayman, Faith […]

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Golf cart donated to transport patients

Golf cart donated to transport patients

| 28/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A donation of a golf cart to the Cayman Islands Hospital will enable patients with mobility challenges more easily to navigate the medical facility. British Caymanian Insurance Company (BritCay) gifted the hospital a 2019 six-seater electric golf cart, valued at almost US$14,000, which will be used to transport patients from the parking […]

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HSA improving disabled parking at EE clinic

HSA improving disabled parking at EE clinic

| 04/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Construction is starting Monday, 8 October on a new parking area at the East End Health Centre for patients with mobility issues. The Health Services Authority (HSA) is developing the area as part of ongoing efforts to improve the patient and family experience at all its locations, a press release stated.

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Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

| 14/08/2018 | 4 Comments

I’m trying to find a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) on Grand Cayman who is able to administer the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Programme (MDTP). I have dysphagia as a result of radiation therapy 16 years ago to my neck to treat cancer. A side effect is damage to my swallowing mechanism. MDTP looks promising to help restore […]

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HSA moves offices to Smith Road Centre

HSA moves offices to Smith Road Centre

| 19/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) relocated its Public Health Administration and the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry from the Cayman Islands Hospital campus to offices in the nearby Smith Road Centre. The move is part of an expansion project to help the organisation meet the needs of the growing demand for […]

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Community urged to donate blood

Community urged to donate blood

| 14/06/2018 | 4 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 businesses tie perfectly into the theme of this year’s […]

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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 warning signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help […]

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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 Nicholson has called on the public to support this […]

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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 provider is strengthening its mission to improve the health of the Cayman […]

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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 surgery and modern technology, will rotate through East End Primary School, North Side […]

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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 Laboratory Professionals (MLP) Week. Though marked internationally on 22-28 April, the Cayman Islands is extending the […]

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