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COVID-19 antibody tests begin at Cayman Islands Hospital

The first COVID-19 antibody tests at Cayman Islands Hospital were conducted Friday morning, with frontline healthcare workers taking priority.

Average age of Cayman COVID-19 patients is 43

COVID-19 has affected residents of all ages in the Cayman Islands, with confirmed cases so far impacting individuals ages 14-84, a group of local doctors from Cayman’s three major hospitals told the press Thursday morning.
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HSA cancels elective surgeries

The Health Services Authority has cancelled all elective surgeries and specialist services at the Cayman Islands Hospital and Faith Hospital

Money donated for neonatal transport incubator

A donation last week of US$12,600 will pay for a neonatal transport incubator for the Cayman Islands Hospital.

8 students treated in hospital after school bus crash

Eight Clifton Hunter High School students were taken by ambulance to hospital after the school bus they were travelling in was involved in a collision Monday.

Homeowner detains armed burglar

The owner of a home that a man armed with a knife broke into in the early hours of Tuesday caught and detained him until police arrived.

Disabled plane moved from Brac airport runway

Charles Kirkconnell International Airport in Cayman Brac reopened Friday after its runway was closed for more than 20 hours when a private plane aborted its takeoff due to faulty landing gear.

Born 14 weeks early, baby saved at Cayman Islands Hospital

Lizza and Glenn Halili had been trying for seven years to have a baby. The road to parenthood, however, was complicated by health issues and the pain of a miscarriage.

Van will help with blood drives

The Blood Bank at Cayman Islands Hospital now has a new van to carry necessary equipment on mobile blood drives.

Labour office investigates Vela fall

The Department of Labour and Pensions is investigating an accident in which a worker fell 20 feet at a construction site at the Vela development on South Sound Road on Monday.

Stabbing arrest made after unrelated wreck

A man was in critical condition at the Cayman Islands Hospital Monday afternoon after being stabbed in a fight in the early morning hours at Vic’s Bar on North Sound Road.

Car crashes into airport building

Police arrested a 31-year-old man for DUI on Friday night after a grey Porsche SUV crashed into a building at the airport.

Cyclist injured in accident

A cyclist was hurt when a van collided with his bike on Batabano Road on Thursday morning.

Man dies after falling from truck

A 65-year-old man residing in North Side died Tuesday after falling from the back of a pickup truck in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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Health Services Authority Easter hours

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority advises that while the Accident and Emergency department of the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town will remain open throughout the Easter holiday, clinics and health centres will have limited opening times this weekend.
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Cayman International School students exposed to chlorine vapour

Police responded to an incident at Cayman International School Wednesday morning and took six students to Cayman Islands Hospital after they had been exposed to chlorine vapours.

Residents take advantage of free health screening on Kidney Day

Residents took advantage of free health screenings at the Cayman Islands Hospital Thursday, designated as World Kidney Day.

Surgeons save man impaled in car crash

Somewhere between Bodden Town and East End, a driver had the darkest chapter of his life.

Elderly visitor dies while snorkeling

An 80-year-old visitor from the United States died after getting into difficulty on a snorkeling trip in the North Sound Wednesday.

Golf cart donated to hospital

British Caymanian Insurance Company Limited has donated a 2019 six-seater Cushman electric golf cart to the Cayman Islands Hospital to assist patients with mobility challenges.

Man shot during incident near Welly’s

An elderly man is in stable condition at Cayman Islands Hospital after suffering a serious gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Vehicles collide head-on

Two vehicles collided on Bodden Town Road, in Pease Bay, Tuesday night.

Man’s nose broken in George Town bar fight

A 35-year-old man from West Bay was arrested following an altercation at Banana’s Restaurant and Bar on Eastern Avenue early Thursday morning in which another man’s nose was broken.

Woman arrested for assaulting police

Police arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of assaulting a police officer who was responding to a report of a fight outside a Shedden Road bar early Sunday.

2 women arrested over North Side bar altercation

Police arrested two women in relation to an altercation outside a bar in North Side earlier this month.

Man wounded in fight outside George Town bar

Police arrested a 49-year-old man following an altercation outside a George Town bar in the early hours of Sunday morning during which another man suffered a facial wound.

3-D breast cancer detection biopsy performed at HSA

Doctors at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority have carried out a new minimally invasive mammographic procedure that improves the early detection of breast cancer at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

‘NiCE’ worker arrested after stabbing

A worker in the government’s community cleanup program sustained serious injuries after being stabbed by a colleague at the George Town landfill site Tuesday.

Birthday dedicated to high-risk babies

One-year-old Adelaide Merren spent the first 23 days of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital. Now, her family is giving back to the unit.

Two injured after car hits wall

Two occupants of a car were injured when the vehicle hit a wall of a house in Bodden Town Tuesday night.

Rise in mental health cases creates concern

During a recent information-sharing session at the Cayman Islands Hospital, those providing care for mental health patients said there has been a significant increase in reported cases, although no statistics are yet available to quantify the rise.

Man arrested in stabbing case

Police arrested a 22-year-old man from East End Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder, following a July 31 stabbing of a man on Sea View Road in East End.

Ambulance crews get to decide on destination

Heidi Presser, 42, was ready to board a plane at Owen Roberts International Airport recently, when she began having trouble breathing and felt pressure in her chest.

HSA expands services to Smith Road Centre

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority is relocating its Public Health Administration and the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry from the Cayman Islands Hospital campus to the nearby Smith Road Centre offices.

Hospital adds 3-D mammography machine

Healthcare in the Cayman Islands has taken a significant step forward with the acquisition of a new mammography machine, located at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

Car wrecks into downtown building

An unidentified man lost control of the silver Kia Picanto he was driving on North Church Street on Saturday, flipped over and crashed into a building across from Da Fish Shack restaurant.

Pedestrian hit by car on Monday dies

Police confirmed on Thursday that the pedestrian struck by a vehicle Monday morning in the Savannah area has died.

Cayman waters deadly in 2018

The Cayman Islands has already seen at least as many water-related deaths in the first five months of this year than it did for all of 2017, according to statistics released by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Public hospital hires cancer specialist

The Health Services Authority has hired Dr. Basil Armonis as a full-time oncologist at the Cayman Islands Hospital as part of efforts to enhance cancer care services at the hospital.
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Visitor dies in snorkeling incident

A 64-year-old female visitor from the United States died Thursday after getting in difficulty while snorkeling off George Town.

Car crash on Crewe Road

This Kia Optima collided with a Lexus GS 350 shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday night on Crewe Road, along the end of the Owen Roberts International Airport runway, blocking much of the roadway and snarling traffic.
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Pedestrian struck in two-vehicle crash

A car mounted a sidewalk and struck a pedestrian after colliding with another vehicle on Eastern Avenue in George Town Monday morning.

Free screenings next week for World Health Day

The Cayman Islands Public Health Department will be offering free screenings for diabetes and hypertension to mark World Health Day.
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Health clinics closed for Easter holiday

The George Town General Practice clinic and District Health Centres will be closed on Good Friday, March 30, and Easter Monday, April 2, the Health Services Authority advised.

HSA offering free kidney, health screenings

To mark World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day 2018, the Health Services Authority is hosting a free health screening clinic focusing on kidneys and women’s health on Thursday.

‘Captain Shelby’ dies at 89

A funeral service will be held Saturday for Captain Thomas Shelby Hydes, who died on Feb. 13 at the Cayman Islands Hospital. He was 89 years old.
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Man critical after sidewalk crash

A man is in critical condition after police said he was struck by an out-of-control car on a George Town sidewalk during rush hour traffic Friday morning. The crash happened along Smith Road between Bobby Thompson Way and Anthony Drive around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Centenarian Marguerite Rankine passes away

Marguerite Rankine, 100, passed away at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Cancer patients ring out victory

Cancer patients can now literally ring in a new chapter in their lives once they complete chemotherapy treatments.
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Woman dies in East End accident

A 28-year-old woman was pronounced dead Thursday morning, following a single-vehicle accident near 179 Farm Road in East End. A Subaru with two occupants, the woman and a man, collided with a tree shortly after 2 a.m., the Royal Cayman Island Police Service said.

Pink Ladies photos reflect long history with hospital

When the Pink Ladies ended their 35-year tenure at the Cayman Islands Hospital in 2016, they were presented with framed photographs commemorating their work at the hospital. Now, those photos have been placed on display at the hospital’s entrance.

Arrest, release in musician shooting case

The Cayman Islands musician who was shot outside his home on Monday, Jan. 15, told the Cayman Compass this week that he believes he knows who shot him and suspects retaliation was the motive in connection with the incident.

Groundbreaking surgery helps save 7-month old baby’s life

Doctors performed lifesaving keyhole surgery on a seven-month old baby this week after she developed a rare condition while vacationing in Grand Cayman.

Cayman’s ‘Calypso Cowboy’ shot outside home

A Cayman Islands musician known as “The Calypso Cowboy” was shot outside his George Town home Monday night.

Breast pump donated to hospital’s neonatal unit

The Carne Group, a provider of governance solutions to the global fund management industry, helped purchase a medical-grade breast pump for the neonatal intensive care unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

Motorcyclist injured in West Bay Road crash

A motorcyclist received head injuries and broken bones in a collision Sunday night on West Bay Road near Cayman Beach Suites.

Four teens arrested in George Town assault

Royal Cayman Islands Police have arrested three men and a juvenile male in connection with a wounding and theft that happened in the predawn hours of Saturday in central George Town.

Several injured in weekend accidents

Police report that there were 27 traffic accidents over the past weekend. Most serious among them was a crash on Sunday just before midnight on Esterley Tibbetts Highway involving a Honda ACTY truck and a Jaguar S-Type sedan.

Man charged in hammer attack case

A man accused of injuring a co-worker with a hammer was granted bail on Monday. A man allegedly used a hammer to strike the another man on the head.

Police respond to West Bay scuba incident

A 73-year-old woman and her son were admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital Saturday after getting into difficulty while diving off North West Point in West Bay.

UPDATE: Open verdict in hospital death case

A jury returned an open verdict Thursday in the case of Lisa Turner, a popular, long-term Cayman Islands resident, who died days after undergoing a relatively routine surgery. The verdict, following a three-day inquest, means the jury could not determine, on the basis of the evidence, the precise cause of Ms. Turner’s death.

Patient died after complications from surgery

Long-time Cayman Islands resident Lisa Turner died as a result of complications following surgery, according to an autopsy report given in evidence at an inquest Tuesday.

Police: Weapons used in two robbery attempts

Two attempted robberies over the past weekend resulted in one victim being sent to the hospital with stab wounds, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.

Seasonal flu shots available

Seasonal flu shots for 2018-19 are available in limited supply at District Health Centres throughout the Cayman Islands.
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Jury finds cyclist died by misadventure

The coroner’s inquest into the untimely passing of Rhonda Azan concluded on Friday, when the jury ruled unanimously that the case was a “death by misadventure.”

Senior police officer assaulted

One of the Cayman Islands’ most senior police officers was assaulted at the scene of a traffic accident, Saturday.
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Inquest into cyclist’s death opens

A coroner’s inquest into the death of Rhonda Azan, a cyclist who was struck by an oncoming vehicle in 2015, began on Wednesday afternoon in coroner’s court.

Health City driver killed Sunday in East End wreck

A man driving his motorcycle into work early Sunday died after his vehicle and a truck were involved in a collision in East End.

Police: No foul play in security guard’s death

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service announced Monday that foul play is not suspected in the death of a Security Centre guard who was found unresponsive at Eden Rock in George Town last month.

Heart Survivors Wall unveiled at hospital

The Cayman Heart Fund and the Health Services Authority presented the Heart Survivors Wall on Friday at Cayman Islands Hospital, a tableau of local people who have survived a bout with heart disease.

Security guard found dead at Eden Rock

Melito Fernandes, a 37-year-old senior supervisor from The Security Centre, was found dead in the vicinity of Eden Rock by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service early Wednesday morning.

Girlfriend arrested in North Side man’s death

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend Sunday evening in the Frank Sound area. Azzan Sherieff, 23, died at the Cayman Islands Hospital after he was stabbed in the neck.

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