The Ambulatory Care Unit is fully equipped to handle all patient surgeries with a 6 beds and an observation room. 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.
Whilst there are many options to pursue treatment, one of the many distinguishing aspects about oncology care at the Health Services Authority is the amazing multidisciplinary and compassionate team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff who are dedicated to providing education, treatment and support to ensure the best outcome for every patient.
From detection to diagnosis and treatment the team works collaboratively with patients and families to develop an individualized plan of care for the entire treatment and recovery process.
Our specially trained team provides expert advice and guidance on patient’s specific cancer treatments and possible effects. It also provides psychological and emotional support to patients and family members to ensure our patients have sufficient information when they need it during the treatment pathway.
Conveniently located on Pines Drive (off Smith Road) with its own entrance near to the rear entrance of the Cayman Islands Hospital, our Chemotherapy Unit is easily accessible for patients. The Unit was purpose built with our patients’ comfort in mind to improve ease of treatment, as well as provide convenience and a private and tranquil atmosphere to support healing.
Opening hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For further information contact: 244-2872 or 244-2771
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. Visiting hours are 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 8pm. One (1) or two (2) persons may visit at a time for 15 minutes, unless special permission is granted
We offer an array of maternity services that will make your birthing experience a unique and enjoyable memory. Our aim is to offer the highest standard of maternity care to all mothers and babies in the Cayman Islands by providing high quality antenatal, intranatal and postnatal services in a pleasant and safe environment.
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 unit, located on the ground floor of the Cayman Islands Hospital main building, has thirteen (13) beds for mothers and their newborn babies, one isolation room for a mother and baby, and three labour, delivery and recovery rooms. All rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities.
Our modern labour/delivery rooms enable you to labour and deliver in comfortable surroundings, and are well-equipped to handle any complication which may arise.
Mothers in labour are encouraged to have their partner or birth-coach with them during labour and delivery. During delivery, two persons are permitted in the labour room
A nurse call system connects all rooms on the unit so that help is never far away.
Visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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.
The Medical 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 are allowed. 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 daycare facility provides a supportive learning environment, clinical assistance and social support for patients having on-going difficulties with community adjustment and interpersonal relations. The daycare programme offers continuing treatment from Monday to Friday, while maintaining the patient in the community.
Highly experienced and dedicated registered dietitians provide up to date evidence-based dietary counselling and medical nutrition therapy. Nutrition services include individualized detailed assessments and diet plans which range from weight management for adults and children to healthy 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 They are all used for all surgeries. Operations in several disciplines are performed in our Operating Theatres including ear, nose and throat, plastic surgery, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, neurology, vascular, urology, all types of general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and obstetrics and gynaecology.
The rooms are equipped with sterile preparation areas and are 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 (holding) 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. Visiting hours are 8am – 8pm. Patients are allowed (2) visitors at a time. One (1) parent or guardian (over the age of 18) is allowed to remain throughout the night with the child.
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 Mondays – Fridays. You may call 244-2759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.