Tag: Lizzette Yearwood

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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More community cases of COVID-19 emerge

More community cases of COVID-19 emerge

| 11/04/2020 | 158 Comments

(CNS): Eight more people have tested positive for COVID-19, six of whom do not appear, in the first instance, to be connected to anyone who previously tested positive or to those who have returned from overseas. Chief Medical Offier Dr John Lee said at Saturday’s press briefing that the patients and their household members have […]

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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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Student hospitalized from isolation hotel

Student hospitalized from isolation hotel

| 22/03/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): A local student who recently returned from overseas and was using the government’s isolation hotel was taken to hospital Friday evening, but government officials have refused to say whether or not the patient is suspected of having coronavirus. CNS asked for clarity on the issue and was told that Chief Medical Officer Dr John […]

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People urged to self-isolate

People urged to self-isolate

| 18/03/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): With the country on lockdown, the borders closing except for cargo in just a few days time, and businesses and government services switching to online or telephone services only, residents are being urged to self-isolate for 14 days if there is a possibility that any family members have been exposed to COVID-19. Cayman has […]

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Hospital says patients unaffected by IT failure

Hospital says patients unaffected by IT failure

| 08/01/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has issued a short statement to state that patient care was not affected by an IT system outage at the Cayman Islands Hospital. The HSA said it was continuing to deliver its services, despite the hardware failure that has impacted some aspects of its administrative functions. “Connection to the authority’s […]

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HSA moves towards small BT hospital

HSA moves towards small BT hospital

| 14/10/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Plans for a small satellite public hospital in Bodden Town, first announced by the minister in April, appear to be moving forward after the Health Services Authority issued a statement about a request for proposals (RFP) for architectural drawings. In a press release Friday HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the new facility is part […]

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Hospital gets clean audit for first time

Hospital gets clean audit for first time

| 07/05/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): After almost fifteen years of trying, the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority has finally received an unqualified audit opinion from the auditor general for its 2018 financial statements. The report is not yet available to the public, and in a press release celebrating its first ever clean audit since at least 2005, when the […]

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Hospital takes steps to deal with fraud

Hospital takes steps to deal with fraud

| 05/11/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Almost three years after the former Health Services Authority board chair, Canover Watson, was convicted of massive fraud in the CarePay case, officials said in a press release that the HSA is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all areas of its operations and had conducted an intensive three-day fraud training programme organised […]

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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 agree deal to collect hospital debt

Lawyers agree deal to collect hospital debt

| 30/01/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has appointed the local law firm HSM Chambers to collect cash from patients that have not paid their hospital bills. HSA officials said the firm won an open tender process last year and it has since entered into an agreement on how the debt, which has plagued the hospital for many years, […]

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