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Healthcare conference to return as virtual event

The Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference will return on 17 Oct. this year on a smaller scale. The annual event, which has attracted an estimated 1,200 attendees in the past, will go virtual this year due to COVID-19.

Ask the Experts: Health in the time of COVID-19

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez and Health Services Authority CEO Lizzette Yearwood join host Kevin Morales...

Cayman Finance programme supports healthcare workers

Cayman Finance’s ‘Feeding the Frontline’ initiative served more than 450 meals to workers at the Health Services Authority over the Easter weekend. Supported by...
Buses line up at the airport to take returning students to isolation units

Isolated student taken to hospital

A student staying in one of the isolation facilities provided by Government has been placed in isolation after being taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for assessment Friday evening, Government Information Services confirmed.
Coronavirus COVID19 panel meeting

$1.1 million for coronavirus fight

The Cayman Islands government has allocated $1.1 million to prepare for the COVID-19 threat.

Emergency responders give CPR lessons

Emergency Medical Services staff taught members of the public last week how to perform hands-only CPR and how to stop bleeding, as part of an education initiative.

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.

East End health center to improve disabled parking

The Health Services Authority is creating a new parking area at its East End District Health Centre specifically for patients with mobility issues.

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 security staff suspended in overtime probe

The Cayman Islands government’s Internal Audit Service is looking into “irregularities” in overtime payments made to security officers working at the Health Services Authority, the Cayman Compass has confirmed.

Hospital begins trial debt collection

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority is set to begin a pilot project within the next two weeks aimed at collecting some $1 million in unpaid hospital bills.

CEO: Health service ramping up collection efforts

Cayman Islands Health Services Authority officials appeared at the Legislative Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee meeting for the second time this month on Tuesday to answer questions about their efforts to collect millions of dollars of debt, and to be grilled about the qualifications of its top officials.

Health Services Authority short 60 staff, overtime up 300%

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority has nearly 60 vacant positions which are either being covered through overtime expenses or left vacant, according to the authority’s chief executive.

New panel seeks to improve HSA operations

A new Patient and Family Advisory Committee of the Health Services Authority met for the first time this month in an effort to improve patient care at health facilities.

Acute care clinic opens at public hospital

A new acute care clinic has opened at the Cayman Islands Hospital for patients with urgent but non-emergency medical conditions. The unit will offer walk-in appointments from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and is aimed at patients with everyday illnesses and injuries.

Taxi driver arrested in fatal airport crash

The taxi van driver involved in Monday’s fatal auto-pedestrian crash at Owen Roberts International Airport has been arrested.

Visiting Jamaican doctor dies from accident injuries

A Jamaican doctor who died Tuesday from injuries she suffered after being struck by a taxi van at Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport was remembered by her colleagues as a pioneer in the field of women’s health.

UPDATE: Visiting doctor dies from crash injuries

A visiting doctor who was struck by a taxi van and seriously injured Monday at Grand Cayman's Owen Roberts International Airport has succumbed to her injuries.

Cayman’s first mental health nurse retires

After 31 years of service to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, Cayman’s first mental health nurse, Diana Parchment, has retired.

Children’s ward gets $4K from Just for Kids

A recent Walk-For-A-Cause-Thon raised $4,000 for the Cayman Islands Hospital’s children’s ward.

Hospital honors paramedic with ‘Chelsea Garden’ memorial

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority dedicated a memorial garden Wednesday in honor of Chelsea Doxey, a former worker who died of cancer last year.

Pink Ladies to close hospital coffee shop after 35-year run

After serving coffee, cakes, burgers and sandwiches to patients, visitors and staff at the Cayman Islands Hospital for 35 years, the Pink Ladies Coffee Shop is closing. The Pink Ladies announced “with sadness” Tuesday that its management and operation of the coffee shop will end on Dec. 16. The premises will be handed back to the Health Services Authority by the end of the year.

New helipad for Faith Hospital

A new helipad at the Brac’s Faith Hospital is providing the island with a much needed dedicated emergency landing site. At an opening ceremony held on Monday, Oct. 3, visiting U.K. Overseas Territories Minister, Baroness Joyce Anelay, and Governor Helen Kilpatrick cut the ribbon on the hospital’s new emergency helipad.

Public hospital gets approval to write off millions in debt

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority has been trying to claim unpaid healthcare bills that are “uncollectable,” including from some former patients who have died, the authority’s board chairman confirmed during a government committee hearing last week.

Government says it won’t get into ‘medical tourism’

Although it has been granted the legal designation to participate in “medical tourism,” the government has no intention of going into that business, public health officials said Wednesday.

Strong turnout for Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge

Dignitaries and government officials joined nearly 200 participants from the Cayman Brac community for the 2016 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge.

Health chiefs paid negligence settlements

The Health Services Authority has paid out-of-court settlements to at least eight people who brought medical negligence claims against it since 2005, according to an affidavit from CEO Lizzette Yearwood.

Health chief reveals new criminal probe into CarePay

Withholds information on IT contract

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