All students entering government or private schools, including reception classes, for the first time in Cayman are required to have health screenings, which are available for free in district health clinics and Lighthouse School. “This must be done before the new school year begins in September,” said School Health Coordinator Nurse Joanna Rose-Wright. The screening
The Cayman Islands, along with hundreds of other countries around the world, Friday, 14 June, be celebrating World Blood Donor Day. On this day, the World Health Organization encourages as many countries across the world as possible to raise awareness of the need for blood and blood banking. The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority is
Blood Donors Needed! Give the gift of life…Donate Blood! The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority is celebrating World Blood Donor Day! When: Friday June 14, 8am – 5pm Where: Cayman Islands Hospital Blood Bank (2nd floor across from Paediatric Ward) Call 244-2669 or 244-2674 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also available! A single unit of
A new strain of coronavirus previously unidentified in humans is causing respiratory illness in the Middle East. It is known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, which includes viruses that may cause illnesses in humans ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) is pleased to announce their forensic laboratory has recently received international accreditation for its toxicology testing, making Cayman the first English-speaking island in the Caribbean to receive this high level of recognition. Mr Alan Glasgow, HSA Forensic Scientist, said that rigorous examination of the Authority’s forensic laboratory by
Nurse Joanna Rose-Wright was awarded the Eloise Reid Award for Nursing Excellence during the launch of this year’s annual Cayman Islands Nurses Association conference. Ms Rose-Wright, a public health nurse and school health coordinator, was chosen from among nine nurses nominated for the award by their peers. Nurses Jolene Toney and Olga Robb-Wright finished second
From July this year, the Health Services Authority will start accepting applications for medical interns at Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town. Eight medical students will undertake internships on a one-year rotation, spending three months working in each of four specialities – general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and child health. Health Minister Mark Scotland announced
Nurses Week begins on 6 May, culminating in International Nurses Day on 12 May. As part Nurses Week 2013, the Cayman Islands Nursing Association is hosting its 8th Annual Nursing Conference from 7 to 10 May at the Marriott Beach Resort. This year’s conference theme is “Embracing Diversity in Nursing Care: Achieving Successful Patient Outcomes”.
Cancer patients get some hope and inspiration at the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town. A new cancer survivors wall has been unveiled at the main entrance of the hospital, anyone who has survived the disease can have their photo displayed. Survivor Amica Samuels said: “It will give people an urge to come out and
Sunday 21st April 2013 was the 40th anniversary of the Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac. Faith Hospital is a dynamic community 18 bed hospital, serving the residents of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman providing services in general medicine, internal medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics. It also provides the Renal Dialysis services and it