Following a measles outbreak reported in Canada in March, the Public Health Department is issuing a health advisory. “A measles outbreak has been reported in the Fraser East Health Service Delivery area in British Colombia near Vancouver. Most cases are linked to one school in the area” said Dr Kiran Kumar, Medical Officer of Health.
The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) recently made a generous donation to the Physiotherapy Department at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA). The donated items included a blood pressure/pulse oximeter machine, laptop, projector, stopwatch and radio/CD player – all items necessary to provide cardiac rehabilitation. The blood pressure machine is portable and also has capability
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) is excited to be launching their 2014 employee wellness programme on Monday April 7th as a kick off on World Health Day. This workplace wellness programme titled ‘Take the Challenge – Be Fit: Stay Healthy’ is spearheaded by the Public Health Department. Dr Kiran Kumar, Medical Officer of
The kidneys are amazing bean shaped organs located at the back just above the waist line. They perform amazing functions 24/7 that include the control of salt and water and indirectly our blood pressure. They function to control the acid levels, minerals and also excrete poisonous chemicals that are generated within our body. They also
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority invites the public to join in celebrating World Kidney Day, Thursday March 13th. Stop by to take a tour of the dialysis unit at the George Town Hospital and learn more about Prevention of Kidney Disease 9-11am or 2-4pm. Free screening for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol from
Sister Islands students considering a career in the healthcare profession can gain invaluable experience by learning from mentors at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, with Cayman Brac’s Faith Hospital running a successful internship programme that is helping to guide Cayman’s healthcare professionals of tomorrow. Each year since 2009, Faith Hospital’s intern programme has
After more than 42 years serving the Cayman Islands community as a public health nurse, Alice Jane Ebanks is hanging up her stethoscope. One of the longest-serving Cayman Islands Hospital employees will not be spending her upcoming free time resting, though, and anyone who knows her will not be surprised by that. First on her
With the opening of the new Dialysis Unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital recently, there has already been significant improvements for some patients requiring dialysis. The new unit signalled the start of a new home-based dialysis programme which has led to more flexibility in the timing and administration of dialysis treatments and an overall better