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Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

| 31/03/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with bad debts, the chief executive officer reminded the Public Accounts Committee recently that the Health Services Authority has an obligation to treat everyone in need of medical attention first and deal with the issue of costs later. Lizzette Yearwood said that the hospital has made strides collecting […]

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Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

Local doctors struggle to attain specialisms

| 30/03/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): More than a dozen Caymanian doctors who have qualified as family or general practitioners are having difficulty securing the funding they need to advance their qualifications, which will leave an important gap in local healthcare provisions as older local doctors come up for retirement. With some of his own constituents impacted, Ezzard Miller has […]

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Awareness day alerts public to kidney disease

Awareness day alerts public to kidney disease

| 26/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): With more than 5,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in Cayman in 2014, the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) marked World Kidney Day earlier this month with free tests at the hospital to raise awareness and help diagnose possible problems. Cayman remains an island with high levels of kidney disease because of the prevalence […]

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Hospital taking Clayton case ‘seriously’

Hospital taking Clayton case ‘seriously’

| 24/03/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority said Tuesday that it has not yet had access to a UK coroner’s report in relation to the inquest over the death of Kate Clayton, which blamed staff at the Cayman Islands Hospital for her death. But in a short statement responding to CNS enquiries about the findings of the […]

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Boss fined $8,500 for not insuring workers

Boss fined $8,500 for not insuring workers

| 23/03/2015

(CNS Business): A local employer has been fined $8,500 for failing to pay the necessary health insurance for a worker. Caytech Electronics and its owner, Marcelo Franca, admitted the infraction and pleaded guilty to not insuring the staff member and his family for almost two years. On 10 March Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez imposed the fine, […]

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UK coroner blames Cayman doctor for crash victim’s death

UK coroner blames Cayman doctor for crash victim’s death

| 23/03/2015 | 75 Comments

(CNS): A British coroner’s court has found that Kate Clayton died because of a failed procedure at the Cayman Islands Hospital and not as a result of the North Side car crash on 11 January, in which she sustained significant injuries. According to a report posted in The Daily Echo, Central Hampshire’s assistant coroner, Sarah Whitby, said […]

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HSA seeking approval for entire hospital

HSA seeking approval for entire hospital

| 19/03/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The chief executive officer of the George Town hospital has said that the Health Service Authority will be seeking international accreditation for the entire facility. Lizette Yearwood revealed the goal this week at an event marking the successful accreditation of all of the hospital’s laboratories. Although a long time coming, the HSA has now […]

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Work continues to cool down the GT dump

Work continues to cool down the GT dump

| 14/03/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A fire that began at the George Town dump at the beginning of the month is still not completely out and, warning that smoke would be in the air again, officials said that an excavator was used Friday to dig down to the heart of a fire to get to the smouldering hot spots.

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Cayman keeps dengue and chikungunya at bay

Cayman keeps dengue and chikungunya at bay

| 14/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Public Health Department officials have confirmed that there have been no new locally transmitted cases of either chikungunya or dengue fever reported to the authorities since the start of 2015. Although health officials remain on alert, it appears that Cayman has managed to escape the regional epidemics. Meanwhile, as the PHD waits on details regarding […]

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HRC: Too much data wanted in cancer law

HRC: Too much data wanted in cancer law

| 11/03/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has questioned the need for the amount of information that the proposed cancer registry law will require and is calling on government to justify the encroachment it plans to make on privacy rights in the new bill. The chair of the HRC has submitted an open letter to the health […]

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Hospital warns of suspected meningitis case

Hospital warns of suspected meningitis case

| 10/03/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Public Health Department at the George Town hospital have said they are waiting for preliminary laboratory investigations in a suspected case of meningitis in an adult patient. Doctors are said to be maintaining a heightened state of awareness and vigilance in order to respond if the patient is found to have bacterial meningitis, […]

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Poster competition to kick off waste-awareness

Poster competition to kick off waste-awareness

| 06/03/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman government inches its way towards the creation of a waste management strategy and a private sector partner to help implement it, the government is targeting the younger generation for its first awareness programme about more sustainable ways of managing waste. Before public consultation begins towards the end of this month on […]

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$1M fleet of garbage trucks to hit the road

$1M fleet of garbage trucks to hit the road

| 05/03/2015 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Rubbish collection across Grand Cayman should improve significantly from Friday when the fleet of five new garbage trucks takes to the road. Government has spent over one million dollars on three Mack Commercial Waste Collection and two Freightliner residential garbage trucks.

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Crews remove heated concrete from dump

Crews remove heated concrete from dump

| 04/03/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): As firefighters and landfill personnel were keeping a close watch on the dump Tuesday, crews removed a large chunk of heated concrete which officials said was causing more hotspots in the wake of Sunday’s surface fire. The first fire at ‘Mount Trashmore’ this year on Sunday was brought under control quite quickly but the […]

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Systems and new kit help mitigate fire

Systems and new kit help mitigate fire

| 03/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The latest dump fire was contained within an hour, government officials have claimed, pointing to improvements in the team and upgraded equipment. A small surface fire ignited at the George Town landfill on Sunday around lunchtime but fire crews were on the scene fighting the flames before 1pm, and with help from the Department […]

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