Tag: Health Services Authority

Little Cayman gets first purpose-built ambulance

Little Cayman gets first purpose-built ambulance

| 19/03/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Little Cayman now has its first brand new and purpose-built ambulance, replacing the emergency response vehicle on the island that was deemed inadequate for medical emergencies. The Health Services Authority (HSA) recently sent the vehicle to the health team at the Little Cayman Clinic, and officials said it would be used for emergency intervention […]

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HSA takes on Dunn for new deputy CEO post

HSA takes on Dunn for new deputy CEO post

| 15/01/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Ronnie Dunn has been appointed to the new role of deputy chief executive officer at the Health Services Authority (HSA). Dunn, who is a veteran of the public sector and professional accountant, will have oversight of Finance, Information Technology, Business Development, Marketing and Public Relations, as well as Infrastructure and Support Services in this […]

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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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Hospital security officers acquitted

Hospital security officers acquitted

| 22/10/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Dominic Dacres (42) and Nick Smith (58) have both been cleared by a jury of fraud allegations and falsely claiming overtime while they worked as hospital security officers. Smith was found not guilty of two counts of false accounting and a single count of breach of trust, while Dacres was acquitted on one count […]

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Pay fraud case hit hospital’s bottom line

Pay fraud case hit hospital’s bottom line

| 24/09/2020

(CNS): Two men accused of defrauding the hospital by getting paid for work they never actually did even claimed overtime when they were not in the country in a scheme that prosecutors said could have cost the Health Services Authority tens of thousands of dollars in losses. Nick Smith (58) and Dominic Dacres (42), who […]

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HSA opens two drive-thru test sites

HSA opens two drive-thru test sites

| 11/05/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority now has two drive-thru testing tents to screen front-line workers for COVID-19 and has expanded its laboratory capacity as part of the effort to increase test numbers. However, officials have confirmed that testing is still by appointment only, and with thousands of people now designated as essential or front-line workers, […]

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Doctors save lives from ‘sinister’ virus

Doctors save lives from ‘sinister’ virus

| 24/04/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): A panel of doctors from the public and private sectors outlined the challenges presented by COVID-19 during a presentation and Q&A with the media on Thursday. Addressing a range of issues regarding what HSA Medical Director Dr Delroy Jefferson called the “sinister and mischievous” nature of the virus, including evolving treatments, the panel made […]

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Gov sets COVID testing target at 500-600 per day

Gov sets COVID testing target at 500-600 per day

| 08/04/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): With the arrival of 165,000 test kits from South Korea on Wednesday and another 35,000 en route, Governor Martyn Roper said the Cayman Islands would now be able to step up testing to between 500 and 600 per day. He said the increase in the target for testing would form part of the strategy […]

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HSA still only facility able to test for COVID-19

HSA still only facility able to test for COVID-19

| 07/04/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Questions over quality control at local medical facilities along with the lack of necessary equipment will curb the Cayman Islands’ ability to test for COVID-19 in significant numbers, even when the 200,000 kits arrive, unless other facilities can get PCR machines, the relevant equipment and put protocols in place. During Tuesday’s press briefing on […]

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HSA prepared for worst, say officials

HSA prepared for worst, say officials

| 30/03/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman continues the battle to prevent the coronavirus taking hold in the community and the potential indiscriminate spread, officials from the Health Services Authority said they are still preparing for the worst case scenario. From sourcing buildings that could be used as overflow hospitals to massive orders of personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare […]

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No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

| 28/03/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has received a new batch of reagents, bringing local stocks of COVID-19 test kits to around 540, but this is not enough to increase the level of testing, according to local health officials. The question of how widespread the virus is in this community therefore remains unanswered, though at this stage there are […]

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