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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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Cops threatened after hospital break-in

Cops threatened after hospital break-in

| 05/07/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): An unarmed police officer in pursuit of burglary suspects was threatened by one of the men as they fled the scene early Tuesday morning. Police said that the officer went to the hospital in George Town following a report to 911 that a burglary was in progress there at around 4:30am. Two men d [...]

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Law changed to allow medical suits

Law changed to allow medical suits

| 29/04/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Government steered through a critical amendment to the Health Services Authority Law Friday in order to address a clause that has been in the legislation for twelve years and resulted in a shocking court judgment in February preventing a family from claiming damages due to negligence in conne [...]

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HSA helping patients with medication costs

HSA helping patients with medication costs

| 26/04/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority is now providing immediate onsite support to patients who are struggling to pay for medications, which the pharmacy no longer releases without cash up front. Following changes at the hospital to try and improve collections, the authority received significant crit [...]

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CINICO boss confirms AIS no longer processing claims

CINICO boss confirms AIS no longer processing claims

| 15/03/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The CEO of the government-owned insurance company, CINICO, confirmed that it is no longer using AIS Cayman Ltd or its Jamaican parent company, AIS, to verify and clear payments for its clients at the Cayman Islands Hospital. Lonny Tibbetts told CNS that, following a request for proposals in 2 [...]

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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 authorit [...]

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IT manager connected to CarePay contract still on job

IT manager connected to CarePay contract still on job

| 23/02/2016 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The IT manager at the Cayman Islands Hospital, John Thompson, who sent an email to Jeffrey Webb implying he would “blow the lid” on the shady aspects of the corrupt CarePay contract after he suggested he had only received a small payment for his part, is still working at the hospital, Liz [...]

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Watson handed seven-year term

Watson handed seven-year term

| 05/02/2016 | 110 Comments
(CNS): Canover Watson, who was convicted yesterday in the hospital CarePay corruption case, has begun serving a seven-year sentence in HMP Northward after Justice Michael Mettyear delivered his sentencing ruling Friday morning. Based on UK guidelines, the judge handed out concurrent seven-year te [...]

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Watson guilty on five counts

Watson guilty on five counts

| 04/02/2016 | 138 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson (45), has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of conflict of interest, one count of fraud on government and one count of breach of trust in relation to the nine week corruption trial over the lu [...]

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