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Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

| 27/07/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A Toronto-based architect has signed a deal with government to build a much needed mental health facility in East End, which has a target completion date of April 2019. But government has not disclosed the details of the contract or the tendering process. In response to CNS queries to governm [...]

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The state of healthcare in Cayman

The state of healthcare in Cayman

| 18/07/2017 | 20 Comments
Anonymous writes: We can only pray that Mr Seymour (the new health minister) takes time to educate on the healthcare industry. The HSA is a good facility and with the correct funding, capital and foresight has the ability to be excellent. Being a health minister is a monumental job and his decisions [...]

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Health minister aiming for ‘adequate’ cover

Health minister aiming for ‘adequate’ cover

| 17/07/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Dwayne “John-John” Seymour, a critic of the Progressives during the campaign who then joined the coalition government as health minister, believes everyone in Cayman should have “adequate health insurance coverage”. The Bodden Town MLA is understood to have been the se [...]

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Patient looking for CINICO to cover cannabis oil

Patient looking for CINICO to cover cannabis oil

| 17/07/2017
I have a condition that I think may be helped by cannabis oil. However, my health insurance is covered by CINICO and I don’t think any Health Services Authority doctors prescribe it. If a private doctor gives me a prescription, will CINICO pay for it? [...]

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Getting insured with a pre-existing condition

Getting insured with a pre-existing condition

| 29/06/2017
I am a Caymanian with a medical pre-existing condition. I’m finding it very hard to get a job and I think it’s because adding me to the company health insurance will raise the rates for everyone. What are my options? Can I get personal insurance that I can afford? [...]

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Cops help in medical incidents alongside crime fight

Cops help in medical incidents alongside crime fight

| 26/06/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Police officers went to the rescue in two unrelated cases last week, even as they continued their patrols fighting crime. On 22 June, an auxiliary officer was first on the scene after an elderly woman fell through a glass door and was bleeding heavily outside Casanova’s on North Church [...]

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Hospice breaks ground on forever home

Hospice breaks ground on forever home

| 25/06/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): After moving four times since being established in 1998, Cayman HospiceCare will finally be getting a permanent home, a milestone celebrated Thursday, 15 June with an official groundbreaking on its new headquarters that will be located on West Bay Road. A yearlong fundraising effor [...]

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Health insurance firm U-turns on Shetty hospital

Health insurance firm U-turns on Shetty hospital

| 12/04/2017
(CNS Business): Following a memo sent to British Caymanian Insurance customers last month by management blocking cover for treatment at Health City Cayman Islands in East End, the firm has made an about turn, and in a joint statement with HCCI has announced it will now extend cover to all services a [...]

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Warren relieved over arrival of cannabis oil

Warren relieved over arrival of cannabis oil

| 07/04/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): After a two-year campaign to persuade the government of the benefits of amending the law so that doctors could prescribe cannabis oil, getting the legislation and regulations needed, encouraging local physicians and pharmacists to get on board and sourcing a legal way to import the medicine, [...]

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Insurance firm blocks cover at Health City

Insurance firm blocks cover at Health City

| 06/04/2017
(CNS Business): British Caymanian Insurance Company (BritCay) will not cover patients to attend Health City Cayman Island for any treatment unrelated to cardiac care. In a memo sent to people who are insured by the agent that represents Colonial Medical Insurance, the firm said it wanted to review a [...]

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Miller calls on ministry to look again at auditor’s health report

Miller calls on ministry to look again at auditor’s health report

| 03/04/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the Public Accounts Committee has called on officials at the health ministry to take another look at the auditor general’s report on healthcare provision and publish a plan to address the “troubling” concerns raised by the report. On the last day of the Legislative A [...]

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