Maternity Ward at HSA receives fetal monitors from Rotary Club
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) Maternity Ward recently received a generous donation of two fetal heart monitors from the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman.
Past and present Rotarians Eric Bush, Chris Bailey and Gregg Anderson presented these machines to the Maternity Unit.
Mr Eric Bush, Past President of The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman said it has been a long road to get these machines. “The fundraising for the fetal monitors started while I was President of Rotary Club and we are delighted to be presenting these today”, Mr Bush stated. “Rotary is an international organization and as a joint effort to raise funds, we teamed up with the Rotary Club of Denver for this initiative”.
“In addition to donating the machines, Rotary is looking for ways to best leverage this technology here in Cayman”, stated Mr Bush.
Both machines are portable and one can monitor twins as well as the mother’s heartbeat simultaneously.
Mrs Lizzette Yearwood, HSA Chief Executive Officer said she is delighted to have these new machines in the Maternity Ward. “With approximately 650 births in our maternity unit every year, it is important to have the appropriate equipment. Having portable devices such as these means they can easily be moved from room to room as they are needed” Mrs Yearwood stated.
“As part of the birthing process it is important to monitor not only the mother’s heartbeat, but also the unborn baby. These machines are truly invaluable to this hospital”, Mrs Yearwood said.
Photo Caption (l to r): Dr Earl Robinson, Paediatrician; Dr Gillian Belfonte, OB/GYN; Chris Bailey, Rotary Director of PR; Eric Bush, Past President of Rotary; Gregg Anderson, Past Chair of Community Service’ Midwife Karen Rowden, Shannon Hydes, Nurse Manager of Maternity; Lizzette Yearwood, HSA Chief Executive Officer