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Fair helps people beat cancer

Hundreds gathered at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Saturday to take the opportunity to get the state of their health measured and to gen up on how to beat cancer, at the Cancer Society’s biennial Conquering Cancer Fair. The free event offered health screenings for people, such as …

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Cayman Islands Hospital celebrates medical success

The Cayman Islands Hospital is the first hospital in the Caribbean to perform gall bladder removal surgery using the Fluorescence Cholangiography technique. According to a press release, the new surgical technique involves the use of a fluorescent dye that, when activated, provides surgeons with a clearer view of the area …

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Depression at work is big issue

By Lindsey Turnbull World Health Day was celebrated worldwide on April 7 and the topic for this year’s health focus was an often-taboo condition – depression. To honour World Health Day, the Health Services Authority produced a seminar on the topic which took place Monday, April 10, inviting speakers to …

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HSA bids farewell to the Pink Ladies

After 35 years of service to the Cayman Islands Hospital and the wider community the popular Pink Ladies Coffee Shop officially closed on Friday, 16 December. The Health Services Authority (HSA) and Ministry of Health bid the group farewell at an event that afternoon where its members, as well as …

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HSA physiotherapists certified in lymphoedema therapy

The Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) has awarded a training grant to two physiotherapists at the Health Services Authority (HSA) to obtain certification in lymphoedema therapy. Janette Fitzgerald, Chief Administrator of the BCF, said the foundation recognised there was a huge gap in the availability of such medical treatment for patients …

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Controversial HSA pharmacy system still in place

The Suvarna Pharmacy system, one of the AIS programmes called in the Canover Watson corruption scandal this year, still remains in place Health Services Authority (HSA). Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin, speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday (4 May) confirmed that the programme, which fell under the controversial AIS programme, …

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A question of immunity

By Austin Harris Former Cayman Islands Minister of Health Gilbert McLean says there was no intention by government in 2004 to exempt doctors from malpractice liability in the passage of the Health Services Authority Law. “I as Minister held no such thought, then or now,” Mr McLean asserted. However, Justice …

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Cayman is still Zika free

The Acting Medical Officer of Health has advised that as of Tuesday, 16 February there are no reported or confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands. Currently, there are 34 countries worldwide which have reported autochthonous (local) transmission of the virus. These include Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, …

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