The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) is in the process of relocating its Public Health Administration and the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry from the Cayman Islands Hospital campus to a nearby building – the Smith Road Centre offices. The move is part of an expansion project that aims to help the organisation meet the needs of the growing demand for services at the HSA and the annual increase in the population of the Cayman Islands.
Ms. Lizzette Yearwood, Chief Executive Officer of the HSA, noted, “A growing population, aging infrastructure, and the continued prevalence of chronic illnesses have amplified the demand for clinical services in the Cayman Islands. As the leading healthcare organisation on these islands, we are also increasing our efforts to ensure that our people, and those that visit our islands, have access to the quality care they need.”
As evidence of its continuing commitment to improving the health of the people of the Cayman Islands, the HSA has embarked on Phase I of the expansion project beginning with the Cancer Registry and the Public Health Administration, which includes the offices of the Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Surveillance, Health Promotion and Genetics. The move will create more space for additional rooms to expand our services, which may help to reduce waiting times and improve the patient experience in all interactions with the HSA.
Public Health services such as immunizations for adults and children, including travel health clinic and school entry screening, respectively, are still available at Cayman Islands Hospital.
“By relocating our administrative units, we will be able to expand our range of services, improve the level of comfort, privacy and care our patients and their families experience, and create more comfortable workspace for our staff to work more efficiently,” said Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, Director of Primary Healthcare and Acting Medical Officer of Health.
“The Cancer Registry’s new office at the Smith Road Centre will provide more comfort and privacy to those seeking to register with us. Members of the public will also be able to find and access our office with greater ease, but can be assured that the same security precautions are in place to ensure their information is managed with the utmost confidentiality,” stated Cancer Registrar Amanda Nicholson.
The new Public Health Administration and Cancer Registry offices are located on the second and third floor of the Smith Road Centre, respectively.
For more information on the Public Health Department, please contact Dr. Samuel Williams Rodriguez 244-2621 or Health Promotion Officer, Therese Prehay, at 244- 2632.
To register to the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry, cancer survivors may contact Ms. Nicholson at 244-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registering is fast, easy and only takes a couple of minutes. It can be done face to face or via e-mail.