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Police tackle medical emergency in North Side

Police tackle medical emergency in North Side

| 27/08/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Two police officers who were the first on the scene at a medical emergency in North Side may have save a man’s life after using medical skills acquired through RCIPS training. At around 10:00am on Monday, Police Constables Zachary McLaughlin and Carlyle Nation were the first to arrive at a house in North Side […]

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Woman arrested at courthouse over ganja find

Woman arrested at courthouse over ganja find

| 24/08/2015

(CNS): A West Bay woman who turned up at the George Town courthouse with substance suspected to be ganja was arrested on Wednesday, police have said. The drugs were found on the 53-year-old woman during the security check at around 10:45am on 19 August by police as she entered the court building and she was […]

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RFP seeks consultants to create case for mental health facility

RFP seeks consultants to create case for mental health facility

| 18/08/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Government has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to find a consultant to do the outline business case for a local mental health facility, the premier has said. With more than 4,000 mental health patients treated by the Health Services Authority last year, the strategic outline case for the much-needed specialist hospital has already been […]

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Officials dodge key point in EMS report

Officials dodge key point in EMS report

| 05/08/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Public officials from both the health ministry and authority said they welcomed the independent report by Dr Dan Cass into the medical treatment of Zak Quappe, who died following a serious road crash in 2013. But in official statements following the Quappe family’s release of the document, neither government entity addressed the core issue that […]

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MLA calls for pleasure boat pilot licences

MLA calls for pleasure boat pilot licences

| 04/08/2015 | 49 Comments

(CNS): A private member’s motion is being filed with the Legislative Assembly by the North Side representative to persuade government to introduce a licence for private pleasure boaters as a result of what he says are growing numbers of inexperienced boat users on the water in private craft. Ezzard Miller said he believes too many people […]

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EMS missed life-saving chance in high-speed crash

EMS missed life-saving chance in high-speed crash

| 04/08/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The family of Zak Quappe, who was killed in a road crash two years ago, has released the findings of an independent enquiry regarding medical care given to him at the scene of the collision. The report reveals that no attempts were made by paramedics to resuscitate the 21-year-old man, despite standard requirements to […]

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Cayman dodging dentist, data shows

Cayman dodging dentist, data shows

| 21/07/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): While dentists recommend that we should all be making at least two visits a year to their surgeries, the latest statistics on health related issues in the Cayman Island demonstrate that half of the population did not visit a local dentist at all last year. There were 29,489 visits made to dental clinics, according […]

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Poisoned land triggers major public health probe

Poisoned land triggers major public health probe

| 03/07/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): After a decade-long saga to get government to take the situation seriously, a major public health investigation is finally underway on land that was poisoned with arsenic and other dangerous substances when it was used as a debris site during the post Hurricane Ivan recovery. Government officials revealed yesterday that testing by local and international […]

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Hospital sends out call to med students

Hospital sends out call to med students

| 26/06/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Health Services Authority are asking Caymanian students abroad who are training to be doctors to get in touch with the Cayman Islands Hospital to secure a place with the HSA to practice medicine when they return. Making the connection with soon-to-be Caymanian doctors as early as possible is very important to the […]

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