Tag: Cayman Islands Hospital

Delays expected at A&E due to upgrade work

Delays expected at A&E due to upgrade work

| 27/10/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority is urging patients not to go to Accident and Emergency unless they are experiencing a true emergency. The hospital has embarked on the next stage of its multi-phased project to expand the A&E department and improve the service. Due to the upgrade work, walk-in patients are warned of potential delays […]

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Hospital invests over $2M in new green initiatives

Hospital invests over $2M in new green initiatives

| 12/05/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority (HSA) plans to spend between CI$1.8 and $2 million on green investments in order to reduce its annual operating costs and its carbon footprint. Officials said they expect to lower utility bills by around $360,000 and be more sustainable by investing in modern energy saving technologies. The hospitals ageing windows […]

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Hospital is gifted clean air technology

Hospital is gifted clean air technology

| 20/11/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Hospital has received a specialized in-duct air purification system that can significantly neutralize the COVID-19 virus and other contaminants in the air. The technology can destroy viruses, bacteria, mould, odours, air pollutants, volatile organic compounds and smoke at source, officials said in a release.

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Clinic opens for flu, prep for coronavirus

Clinic opens for flu, prep for coronavirus

| 06/02/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): There are still no reported cases of coronovirus in Cayman, the latest respiratory flu-like illness now sweeping the globe, but the Cayman Islands Hospital is already dealing with an increase in seasonal flu patients and has taken the step of opening a designated clinic at the George Town General Practice Clinic. This will help […]

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ACC charges two HSA public servants

ACC charges two HSA public servants

| 16/09/2019

(CNS) UPDATED: Nick Smith (57) from George Town and Dominic Dacres (41) from Spotts, who both work at the Health Services Authority, have been charged with various criminal offences relating to an Anti-Corruption Commission investigation. The two public officials were charged last week, the ACC said on Monday in a brief statement about the case.

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Governor lauds HSA facilities on first visit

Governor lauds HSA facilities on first visit

| 12/04/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The governor was singing the praises of the hospitals on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac following tours of both facilities. Anwar Choudhury told officials that the Health Services Authority (HSA) is comparable to some of the best hospitals in the UK, stating that the hospitals had “blown me away in terms of the quality”. […]

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Miller: Health ministry being mismanaged

Miller: Health ministry being mismanaged

| 26/02/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader and chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Ezzard Miller, raised his concerns about the mismanagement of the health ministry after yet another scandal emerged regarding finances at the hospital. Still reeling from the CarePay debacle and more recent and unexplained issues surrounding the Department of Environmental Health and the management of […]

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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 dragged through the courts. After two failed […]

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Volunteer shortage spells end for Pink Ladies hospital café

Volunteer shortage spells end for Pink Ladies hospital café

| 11/10/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The challenge of running the George Town hospital coffee shop as a volunteer organisation has proved too much for a local charity, as the number of volunteers over the last few years has fallen sharply. This December, the Pink Ladies will be brewing up their final cups of coffee at the café, which has […]

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Mac files motion to remove doctors’ immunity

Mac files motion to remove doctors’ immunity

| 11/03/2016 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has filed a private member’s motion to amend the Health Services Authority Law, saying that legislators never intended to protect doctors from negligence claims when the law was passed in 2004. McKeeva Bush said section 12 of the law was meant to cover the authority’s board of directors, not medical staff, […]

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Four TB cases confirmed by GT Hospital

Four TB cases confirmed by GT Hospital

| 01/10/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Four patients are being treated at the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town after contracting tuberculosis (TB), public health officials said Thursday. Investigations are now underway to determine if the patients may have exposed others to the illness and to test those individuals as soon as possible. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Williams-Rodriguez […]

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