October 22, 2019

Cayman Islands HSA partners with CHF to improve detection of heart disease

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A generous donation from the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) will further the training of several clinical professionals of the Health Services Authority (HSA) allowing them to improve the detection and management of heart disease and heart rhythm problems. Cardiac stress testing is an essential tool for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, which is […]

Cayman Island Blood Bank partnership makes history and breaks records with first mobile blood drive

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The Health Services Authority, Car City and Hurley’s Media made history on Saturday, 10 March by hosting the first ever mobile blood drive in the Cayman Islands with a total of 52 pints of blood donated, a record number for the Cayman Islands, the most amount of blood donated in a single day. Of the […]

Cayman Islands HSA doctors save patient after lung collapses from acupuncture

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An acupuncture therapy visit at a local establishment left Caymanian Debbie Pennington-Ebanks with a collapsed lung, a potentially fatal medical emergency. Mrs. Pennington-Ebanks had returned to work, after the acupuncture procedure when she begun to have difficulty breathing. 911 was called and she was transported by ambulance to the HSA where an x-ray was done […]

Cayman Islands HSA suspends all security officers

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By Georgina Wilcox The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (has) has placed all security officers working for them under “required leave” that means suspension will pay. A notice, we have seen, was sent to the security officers this week. It says: PLACEMENT ON REQUIRED LEAVE “In order to facilitate an investigation into irregularities in the […]

Cayman Islands HSA forms agreement with law firm to collect outstanding debts

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The Health Services Authority (HSA), following an open tender process, has entered into an agreement with a local law firm, HSM, to assist with the collection of outstanding debts owed by patients who have failed to maintain financial commitments given to the Authority to pay amounts due for medical services received at HSA facilities. The […]

Cayman Islands HSA Lab awarded JCI reaccreditation

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The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority’s (HSA’s) Pathology Laboratory was reaccredited last week by the Joint Commission International (JCI) renewing its status as the only accredited medical laboratory in the Cayman Islands with a highly skilled team of professionals who are among the best in the region. “We are delighted to again receive the universally […]

Cayman Islands HSA educates Clifton Hunter students on vast healthcare opportunities

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The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) participated in the Clifton Hunter High School Career Fair where it exposed students to the numerous and diverse career opportunities available in the health care field on Friday, 12 January 2018. “We are always willing and excited to do our part to nurture the next generation of health […]

Hospitals’ cooperation saves Jamaican farmer’s life in the Cayman Islands

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Health City Cayman Islands debuts lung machine to treat complications associated with leptospirosis CAYMAN ISLANDS (November 28, 2017) – A Jamaican farmer who had a life-threatening case of leptospirosis is alive today thanks to the cooperation of two major hospitals in the Cayman Islands. Following a referral from the government-owned Health Services Authority (HSA), doctors […]

Anguillan dialysis patient receives life-saving treatment at Cayman Islands HSA

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In its latest continued efforts to assist a devastated Anguilla towards recovery from Hurricane Irma, the Health Services Authority (HSA) helped an Anguillan dialysis patient avert a potentially catastrophic medical event with a rare life-saving surgical procedure in the Cayman Islands. Overwhelmed with patients in need of care after sustaining significant damage and loss from […]

The Editor Speaks: HSA debt is over $100M

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One of the practices in place at the Cayman Islands Hospital when you go to the Clinic to see a doctor or get a prescription refilled is to charge you $75 BEFORE you get to see a doctor, or in the case of a prescription refill, you actually don’t see a doctor. And the prescription […]