October 17, 2019

Cayman Islands HSA introduces local testing of Zika and other viral diseases

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The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority’s (HSA’s) Laboratory, in partnership with the Public Health and Forensics Department, is now among an elite group of regional laboratories to be internationally accredited with the full capabilities to test for viral diseases that may pose a threat to public health. With the introduction of this facilitative process, the […]

Cayman Islands HSA launches Patient and Family Advisory Committee

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The Health Services Authority (HSA) launched a Patient and Family Advisory Committee on Tuesday, 12 September, as part of its deliberate strategy to enhance the patient experience at all its facilities, improve services, standards, quality of care and raise the public profile of the organisation as the premier healthcare system in the Cayman Islands. The […]

Cayman Islands HSA developing the next generation of healthcare professionals

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The Health Services Authority (HSA), as part of its plan to grow the next generation of healthcare professionals, welcomed sixty-five (65) student interns from July 1 to August 31 for a work-study programme that prepares Caymanian students for future careers in healthcare. The annual Summer Internship Programme allows high school students interested in a healthcare […]

Cayman Islands Health Services Authority at the forefront of interventional radiology

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The Health Services Authority (HSA) has pioneered the use of a unique procedure in the Cayman Islands with the addition of an interventional radiologist to its team of specialists. The procedure known as ‘Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)’ was performed, for the first time on island, at the Cayman Islands Hospital in the treatment of a patient […]

Cayman Islands Statement on World Health Organization (WHO)-approved HIV Testing Kits

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The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elizabeth McLaughlin, Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, and the Ministry of Health are providing further information regarding the reported “false negative HIV results” in response to queries relating to approved HIV testing kits. The three cases were separate, and unrelated incidents over a period of 12 […]

Investigation ongoing into Cayman Islands Fire Service vehicle incident

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The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) continue to work closely with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) to ensure that the incident on Monday, 13 March 2017 involving a fire rescue vehicle is thoroughly investigated. As the RCIPS continues to conduct their investigation, an internal investigation is also […]

All Cayman Islands healthcare facilities urged to use WHO-approved HIV test kits

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The Health Services Authority (HSA) has been made aware of three separate incidents of reported “false negative” HIV tests from private healthcare facilities. The samples subsequently tested positive at the HSA’s lab, with the results also confirmed by the authority’s reference lab, Integrated Regional Laboratories (IRL) in the United States. “These ‘false negative’ persons pose […]

Cayman Islands premier goes back to work

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Premier Alden McLaughlin returns to work GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin returned to his office at the Government Administration Building on Wednesday following surgery at the George Town Hospital on Monday evening, 9th January, for the removal of a kidney stone. “I cannot begin to express my gratitude to […]

Cayman Islands HSA’s new memorial garden pays tribute to late staff member

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In a true demonstration of community spirit several volunteers and donors throughout Cayman joined with staff at the Health Services Authority (HSA) to complete a new memorial garden at the Cayman Islands Hospital. The garden was constructed in honour of former staff member Chelsea Doxey, who passed away from ovarian cancer in 2015. Ms Doxey, […]

Cayman Islands Health Services celebrates World Mental Health Week

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The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Services Department will join in celebration of World Mental Health Week, which begins 9th October and concludes on 15th October globally. On 10th October every year the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises World Mental Health Day -an opportunity to raising awareness of mental health […]