The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) Accident & Emergency (A&E) service will be temporarily relocated from Friday, 5 May 7:00 PM until Tuesday morning, 9 May 2023 due to renovations to expand and enhance the service.
Patients requiring emergency care may access A&E using the main hospital atrium entrance. Signage and security will be in place for directions.
“As the planned multi-phased project to expand the department continues, we would like to remind the community of the importance of utilising A&E only in a true emergency. Patients should expect longer wait times because of reduced bed capacity. Our A&E departments uses a priority system – called the ‘Manchester Triage System’ – where the most seriously ill patients are seen first,” said Dr Elizabeth McLaughlin, HSA A&E Head of Department.
Persons with non-emergency needs such as flu, earache, mild sprains, cuts and colds can visit HSA’s Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic located in the George Town Hospital’s atrium (main entrance). This weekend the clinic will be open on Saturday 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM with no appointments necessary.
A&E will remain open 24 hours a day without interruption to ensure the continuity of patient care.
Reasons to visit Accident & Emergency:
• Loss of consciousness
• Persistent, severe chest pain
• Breathing difficulties
• Severe bleeding
• Severe allergic reactions
• Severe burns or scalds
• Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
We apologise for any inconvenience this project may cause and thank our patients for their understanding as we continue to enhance our facility to deliver better experience and care.
Please remember to bring your own facemask, as masks are still required at all HSA locations.