The Cayman Islands Veterans Association (CIVA) recently donated a new ice and compression unit to the Physiotherapy Department at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority.
The donation was presented by members of CIVA who said they were honoured to be able represent their organisation. Mr Evert Ebanks, Cayman Islands Medal of Honour (CMH) recipient, is one of only two remaining living World War II Veterans.
The Game Ready device is a portable FDA-regulated machine that will treat a range of patients from sports injuries to post-operative care. Because it is portable it can be used at sporting events, prison visits and urgent home care situations as needed, making it more convenient for the patient.
Dr Delroy Jefferson, Health Services Authority Medical Director, along with Physiotherapy Department Manager, Rockella Smith were present to accept this donation. “This machine is very versatile and can be used on the knee, wrist, hand and ankle which will help reduce swelling for patients post-surgery or for other soft tissue damage”, Dr Jefferson said.
“We are delighted that this therapeutic machine is now available to physiotherapy patients”, Mr Ebanks said. “Equipment such as this will become more needed as patients age, so we think of this as donating something we are likely to use at some point in the future”, Mr Ebanks laughed.
Other honourable members of the Cayman Islands Veterans Associations present were Captain Dale Banks, CMH and Mr. Graham Walker, MMH.