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Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

| 03/11/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne “John-John” Seymour has said he doesn’t understand why children do not have free healthcare. But despite being in a position to shape policy on healthcare and cover, he offered no solutions to address the very difficulties he outlined about families tr [...]

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Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

| 02/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Both Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller and opposition MLA Chris Saunders have called for a universal healthcare system for Cayman as a way of dealing with the mounting challenges and costs of healthcare provision. During the budget debate Wednesday, Miller pointed to statistics in CIMA’s [...]

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CINICO reform to open up access

CINICO reform to open up access

| 01/11/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Insurance Company, the government’s health insurance provider, is to undergo a reform that will allow the public-owned authority to offer cover to a broader cross-section of the population, the premier has said, During the election campaign earlier this year [...]

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Police urge driver caution as kids trick-or-treat

Police urge driver caution as kids trick-or-treat

| 31/10/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Drivers are being asked to take extra care on the roads this evening and look out for children walking on the roadways as they enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating across the Cayman Islands. Webster’s Estates and Savannah were singled out by police as areas where motorists should be especiall [...]

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Hospital chair defends management team

Hospital chair defends management team

| 25/10/2017 | 154 Comments
(CNS): Health Services Authority Board Chair Jonathan Tibbetts has issued a statement defending the hospital management team after the qualifications and competence of some of the most senior staff were brought into question by the Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday. Following the report on CNS ou [...]

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MLA urges HSA board to deal with HR issues

MLA urges HSA board to deal with HR issues

| 24/10/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Chris Saunders, the independent MLA for Bodden Town West, urged the Health Services Authority Board to deal with nepotism and incompetence among senior staff at the hospital, as he quizzed the board chairman and the CEO of the hospital about HR issues. During Tuesday’s Public Accounts C [...]

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Hospital has major turnaround in fee collection

Hospital has major turnaround in fee collection

| 24/10/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The hospital boss told the Public Accounts Committee Tuesday that there has been a dramatic improvement in collections at the Health Services Authority this year. HSA CEO Lizette Yearwood said that this month alone the collection of patient fees has more than doubled compared to the previous [...]

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New waste system still four years away

New waste system still four years away

| 13/10/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Despite the recent announcement that government has selected a Dart company heading up a consortium of local and international firms as the preferred contractor to tackle the country’s rubbish, the new Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) will not be in place until well into [...]

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Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

| 12/10/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with outstanding debt, officials told the Public Accounts Committee this week that a firm of local attorneys has been hired, following a request for proposals, to go after the outstanding cash, which may see people who haven’t paid their medical bills [...]

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Recycling should be required in Cayman

Recycling should be required in Cayman

| 06/10/2017
I’m wondering why recycling is not mandatory in Cayman Islands. We all know garbage is a problem worldwide. But looking at “Mount Trashmore”, it’s huge here. In the past we had two garbage collections weekly, cut back to one now. Why doesn’t DEH replace the second collection with a recycla [...]

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Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

| 03/10/2017
I need an expensive procedure which is over the limits of my health insurance. I have negotiated a reduced price with the hospital if I pay them cash. However, my insurance company refuses to authorise me to proceed with the treatment, saying they will only reimburse the hospital directly, not to me [...]

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