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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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HIV false negative tests are ‘isolated cases’

HIV false negative tests are ‘isolated cases’

| 17/03/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Senior management at the Health Services Authority has restated that three false negative HIV tests conducted by private labs were isolated cases and claimed that health standards remain high in Cayman at both the public and private facilities. “These are isolated cases and by no means unde [...]

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Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

| 06/03/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS) Updated: The Department of Environmental Health has finished its investigation into contaminated porridge at the hospital this weekend, which the department began after a patient found bugs in their breakfast Saturday, and found that they were weevils. They were, as  suspected, confined to a [...]

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False negative HIV tests raise concerns

False negative HIV tests raise concerns

| 06/03/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority (HSA) said there have been three separate “false negative” HIV tests from private healthcare facilities in Grand Cayman and they are urging all healthcare facilities to use kits approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Government health officials said [...]

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Survey to gauge local grasp of antibiotic resistance

Survey to gauge local grasp of antibiotic resistance

| 07/02/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Local government officials have begun working on a national plan to tackle the growing, global problem of antibiotic resistance. One of the first steps is to measure how much people in Cayman already know about the problem, which is caused by a catalogue of issues, such as the use of antibiot [...]

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Local doctors criticise health system

Local doctors criticise health system

| 03/02/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Two local senior physicians slammed the Cayman Islands government health system and its management in Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, pointing to a catalogue of problems. One doctor said Cayman had blindly followed the American system and another warned of problems in regulation and s [...]

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CIG seeks more control over hospital with board change

CIG seeks more control over hospital with board change

| 22/09/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): One of the many pieces of legislation that government plans to steer through the Legislative Assembly next month is a small but nevertheless significant change that government hopes will help it keep a tighter rein on the hospital. The Health Services Authority Law (2016) Revision, which was [...]

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Hospital creating bills on time, says CEO

Hospital creating bills on time, says CEO

| 12/09/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Health Services Authority have said that the hospital is getting on top of the delays in invoicing. CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the HSA was addressing past problems, where some invoices did not reach the insurances companies on time and bills were sent to patients years afte [...]

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HSA to clean up $90M bad debt trouble

HSA to clean up $90M bad debt trouble

| 08/09/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The local hospital will be focusing on resolving its more than $90 million old and bad debt problems over the coming year by trying to collect around $10 million of its oldest debt, writing off what can’t ever be recovered, focusing on reducing the recent debt and stopping it from mounting [...]

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Premier worried about obesity rate in local kids

Premier worried about obesity rate in local kids

| 07/09/2016 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Health Services Authority statistics on children entering the school system show “some worrying trends”, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is the health minister. In a statement to mark Caribbean Wellness Day on Saturday, which has kids at the heart of this year’s theme, he sai [...]

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CarePay crime fueled by official failures

CarePay crime fueled by official failures

| 20/07/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Instances of non-compliance with the law and procedures, internal control deficiencies and an absence of the expected standard of care and professional skepticism by public servants were just some of the problems that government auditors found when they reviewed the CarePay fiasco at the hosp [...]

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