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Dry needle therapy leads to medical emergency

Dry needle therapy leads to medical emergency

| 19/03/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): A Caymanian patient of the Health Services Authority offered her heartfelt thanks to the medical staff that treated her earlier this year when she experienced a life-threatening situation after a type of acupuncture, known as deep dry needling. Debbie Pennington-Ebanks has made a full recover [...]

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Planning approves mental health facility

Planning approves mental health facility

| 12/03/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The government’s long-term residential mental health hospital earmarked for East End has received the go-ahead from the Central Planning Authority, and the Ministry of Health can now move forward with construction of the facility, which should be complete by the tail end of next year. Th [...]

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Public input wanted on rules for human organ transplants

Public input wanted on rules for human organ transplants

| 08/03/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Almost five years after the legislation was steered through the Legislative Assembly, the health ministry is now working on the regulations for the Human Tissue Transplant Law to enable the legislation to be put into effect. The ministry is calling for public input and comment on the rules th [...]

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Officials try to contain hand, foot and mouth outbreak

Officials try to contain hand, foot and mouth outbreak

| 26/02/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): With more than 60 reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, the Public Health Department said it is “working robustly” with relevant partners to monitor, mitigate and contain the outbreak. Normally a summer virus impacting children, this highly infectious disease can also [...]

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Mental health facility will not pose danger

Mental health facility will not pose danger

| 23/02/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman government’s chief psychiatrist has said that the people who will be residing at the new mental health facility, when it opens, will not pose a danger to the community because there will be no high-risk patients treated there and no serving convicted criminals. Dr Marc Lockha [...]

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HSA admits latest scandal over finances

HSA admits latest scandal over finances

| 22/02/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Health Services Authority has now confirmed that during a “routine monitoring of department metrics” a number of “irregularities” were discovered and an internal audit is now underway. The authority has given no details of those irregularities or commented [...]

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No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

| 22/02/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The civil service management has not set a date to introduce co-pay health or pension benefits for government employees, the financial secretary has confirmed. Government has been in talks with its staff for several years now about the possibility of them co-paying in the first instance for t [...]

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Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

| 21/02/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Officials said that the dump blaze that ignited yesterday lunchtime has been successfully extinguished after fire fighters, including off-duty personnel, worked for three hours to bring it under control. “Upon arrival, we found the fire was located on south side of the main landfi [...]

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Ministry mum on dump director’s status

Ministry mum on dump director’s status

| 20/02/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The health ministry is still refusing to comment on the situation that has emerged at the Department of Environmental Health since the director went on some form of extended leave against the backdrop of allegations that the ministry had asked for his resignation. A catalog of issues, includi [...]

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Hospital won’t reveal lawyers’ cut on debt

Hospital won’t reveal lawyers’ cut on debt

| 12/02/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority will not be revealing the percentage rate that the lawyers contracted to chase a million dollars of outstanding debt at the hospital will receive on the money they manage to collect. Officials confirmed Friday that, although the cost to the authority is being cap [...]

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Measles outbreak in region believed to be from Europe

Measles outbreak in region believed to be from Europe

| 01/02/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The Public Health Department is issuing an alert for travellers after at least two cases of measles were confirmed in the Caribbean and Central America that appear to have been imported from Europe. There have been no cases of measles in the Cayman Islands since 1990. Local immunisation cover [...]

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