Ambulatory Care / Oncology
The Ambulatory Care Unit is a 7-bed unit fully equipped to handle all patient surgeries. The present trend in patient care is out-patient post operative treatment. At least 50% of all surgical procedures performed at the Health Services Authority are day cases. There is a full complement of staff to allow for pre-operational preparation, surgical treatment and post operative care and discharge all in the same day. The Oncology Unit is staffed by trained nurses and an Oncology Physician with on-going outpatient clinics and chemotherapy treatments.
Critical Care Unit
The eight-bed Critical Care Unit is designed to meet the needs of seriously ill cardiac, respiratory, surgical, renal or trauma patients. The critical care staff are highly skilled internationally trained specialist nurses. All Nurses are ACLS trained. The unit features the latest in bedside monitoring systems and other specialized equipment. Computerized services enhance the current high standards of critical care. Information about the patient’s progress is collected at the bedside to assist staff in reviewing patient status and making treatment decisions. Beds are specially designed for use in Critical Care to provide comfort and maximum function.
This unit has 24 beds for patients with a variety of general medical conditions. Visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Only two visitors per patient at a time please. No children under twelve years of age are allowed except under special circumstances and they must be escorted and supervised by an adult.
The mental health department provides services to children, adolescents, adults and elderly persons. Services include 24-hour emergency care and crisis intervention, in-patient and out-patient care, consultation and liaison services, forensic services, community outreach, public education and research. Within the eight-bed in-patient, psychiatric nurses and an occupational therapist provide specialised medical treatment for acutely disturbed patients. The day care facility provides a supportive learning environment, clinical assistance and social support for patients having on-going difficulties with community adjustment and interpersonal relations. The day care programme offers continuing treatment from Monday to Friday, while maintaining the patient in the community.
The Maternity Unit offers facilities for both low risk and high-risk mothers and babies. These services are comprised of antepartum care (before birth), labour and delivery, post-partum (after-birth) and neonatal care; including normal births, twin births, breech, vacuum, forceps and caesarean section deliveries.
The maternity unit, located on the ground floor of the main hospital building in the Health Service Complex has thirteen (13) beds for mothers and their new-born babies, one isolation room for a mother and baby, and three labour, delivery and recovery rooms. All rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities.
Neonatal Intensive Care
This unit is located on the Maternity Unit and staffed by Neonatal Nurses. This unit provides specialised facilities and services for premature and other high-risk infants and can accommodate up to six infants at a time.
Highly experienced and dedicated registered dietitians provide up to date evidence based dietary counseling and medical nutrition therapy. Nutrition services include individualized detailed assessments and diet plans which range from weight management for adults and children to health eating with diabetes, high cholesterol and much more. Nutrition services are available on all inpatient units, ACU, oncology, women’s health, mental health unit, dialysis unit, cardiac rehab and all district clinics.
The Cayman Islands Hospital has four surgical suites, three of which are used for major surgeries, while the fourth is available for all minor outpatient procedures. Operations in several disciplines are performed in our Operating Theatres including: ear, nose and throat, orthopaedic, eye, vascular, urology, all types of general surgery, laparoscopic surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology.
The rooms are equipped with sterile preparation areas and is connected to the CSR department for quick, on-site sterilisation of equipment. Persons coming in to have minor operations (day-case surgeries) are cared for in the Ambulatory care unit, rather than having to be admitted to the surgical unit. The operating rooms are used not only by government surgeons but also by those in the private sector. There is a fully equipped 3 bed pre-operative area and a 4-bed post anaesthetic recovery room.
All staff are trained peri-operative nurses.
The paediatric in-patient and out-patient facilities have been specially developed to cater to the specific needs of sick children. The children no longer have to sit in the same waiting area as adults when they are brought to see the paediatrician. Instead, they and their guardians have their own waiting room and bathroom facilities, designed and equipped especially for them. The thirteen (13) bed paediatric unit includes a two bedded high-dependency area and three isolation rooms specially designed for the delivery of optimum care for children, while making their hospital stay as pleasant an experience as possible.
Our Treatment Rooms are a Real Treat for Kids!
Infants and children through age 12 are cared for by doctors and nurses trained and experienced in this speciality in surroundings designed to appeal to young patients.
A treatment room is also available for minor procedures, as well as a counselling room for sessions with parents/families. To enhance the recuperation of children, who are not confined to bed, there is a well-stocked play area. The décor reflects a sea adventure theme, complete with turtles, stingrays and fish, and a “yellow submarine” nurses’ station.
This unit has 20 beds for recovering surgical patients. Visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visiting is restricted to two persons at a time and visits should be brief for new post-operative patients or the very ill.
Respiratory Therapy is provided in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
The Respiratory Therapist is involved in the management of acute care patients who are admitted for a variety of respiratory conditions. Therapy includes, but is not limited to, advanced airway care and mechanical invasive and non-invasive support using C-Pap and mechanical ventilators, optimizing pulmonary ventilation, administration of prescribed pharmaceutical substances/agents and patient and family teaching.
Treatment and support are also provided for persons with chronic conditions; such as performing sleep disorder studies, home oxygen and cpap therapy as well as pulmonary function tests.
The clinic hours are Monday thru Friday, call 244-2759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Our state of the art private, dedicated Sleep Laboratory allows for the diagnoses and treatment of sleep disorders.
Patients can receive a detailed sleep analysis in a comfortable controlled environment under the observation of our respiratory therapists and sleep medicine physician.
Sleep observation can diagnose sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, narcolepsy and periodic limb movement disorder.
Better understanding of your sleep disorder may help prevent serious life-threatening diseases and improve your quality of life.