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Latest news articles from the Cayman Compass, our sibling publication:

  • HSA physicians complete doctorate course

    Three physicians of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) have obtained their Doctorate of Medicine in Family Medicine at the HSA, which is accredited by the University of the West Indies as a postgraduate training facility for the doctorial level degree. […]

  • Pushing back on bullying problem

    For one 12-year-old Cayman boy, the bullying at his school this past year had gotten so bad he could not take it any more. In the quiet of his bedroom, in desperation, he looped a shoelace around his neck and tightened it, trying to take his own life. […]

  • Cayman student wins Venture Pitch contest

    A medical education platform for healthcare professionals in the Cayman Islands, created by young Caymanian Xavier Ebanks, was among the winners of a business pitch competition at his university in the United Kingdom. […]

  • Shetty sees digital future for healthcare

    From a suite at Grand Cayman’s Marriott Beach Resort, Dr. Devi Shetty does the rounds. […]

  • Shetty: Cayman can be ‘capital of medical tourism’

    The man behind Health City Cayman Islands, Dr. Devi Shetty was in Grand Cayman last week to speak with government leaders and outline his vision for the future of medical tourism in the region. […]

  • Chemotherapy Unit upgrades cancer hair loss treatment

    The Health Services Authority Chemotherapy Unit has upgraded its cold cap therapy with a scalp cooling system that will improve efficiency of the treatment and provide a more comfortable experience for patients hoping to prevent or reduce the loss of their hair as a result of chemotherapy. […]

  • Island Montessori gets defibrillator

    Lobster Pot owner Marcus Cumber has donated a HeartSine 360P automated external defibrillator to Island Montessori. […]

  • Evans family unveils bench in honour of baby Nolan

    The Evans family – parents Sean and Ailian and daughter Ashlyn – paid tribute to their son and brother Nolan on Saturday by installing a bench in his memory  at Health City Cayman Islands. […]

  • Free HIV tests this week

    Cayman Islands healthcare officials are offering free HIV tests this week to mark HIV Testing Week, and in support of National Testing Day and Regional HIV Testing Day which are observed on Thursday, 27 June. […]

  • Delayed mental health facility moving forward

    The chairman of the Cayman Islands Mental Health Commission says while plans for a new inpatient mental health facility in East End have been delayed, they are still moving forward and he is hopeful the project could be completed within the next year. […]

  • Suicide bereavement group to meet weekly

    A free, weekly support group will offer an outlet to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. […]

  • East End’s Sunrise Cottage seniors home shuts its doors

    Elderly residents of East End’s Sunrise Centre have been moved to a residential home in West Bay after the facility closed down. […]

  • Mental health foundation begins programmes for teens and children

    Cayman’s leading youth mental health advocacy group is gaining momentum with the addition of two new programmes tailored to the needs of young adults, teens and children. […]

  • $38,000 donation buys hospital respiratory machine

    The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority has purchased a new respiratory machine to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with breathing and chronic lung problems following a donation of $38,000 from the Cayman Islands Cystic Fibrosis Trust. […]

  • Blood bank reaches donation record

    The Cayman Islands Blood Bank received donations from a record number of 1,529 individuals in 2018. The nearly 20% increase in donors over the previous year helped the blood bank decrease imports from the United States, according to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority. […]

  • Government will examine free childhood healthcare

    The Legislative Assembly has unanimously approved a motion that directs the government to consider how it might provide free healthcare for Cayman’s children. […]

  • Health checks mandatory for students

    All students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands for the first time will be required to have health screenings before the start of school in September. This includes those entering reception programmes. […]

  • No simple solutions to Cayman’s health funding crisis

    The Cayman Islands is facing a healthcare funding crisis with no simple solution in sight, according to the new head of a major health insurance industry advocacy group. […]

  • Mimi spreads birthday joy at Cayman Islands Hospital

    Skylar May Ebanks, also known as Mimi, turned 6 years old on Friday. The young cancer survivor shared her birthday cheer with the children at Cayman Islands Hospital, where her parents set up Mimi’s Happy Cart last year. […]

  • PAHO leads climate change workshop

    Last week about 50 people from the Cayman Islands public and private sectors attended a two-day session, organised by the Pan American Health Organization and the Ministry of Health, on the impacts of climate change on health and health systems. […]