Hospital Profile: Cayman Islands Hospital (CIH)
Part of the HSA collective, Cayman Islands Hospital (CIH) is a full service 124-bed hospital on Grand Cayman offering a range of in-patient and out-patient services as well as the only 24-hour accident and emergency service in the Cayman Islands.
HSA has an 18-bed Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac, as well as district health centres located in George Town, West Bay, Bodden Town, East End, North Side and Little Cayman.
Cayman Islands Hospital is the principal healthcare facility in the country, and is a modern, 139,066 sq. ft., two-story facility administrated by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority.
Oncology (Cancer detection and treatment)
The Health Services Authority cancer care services involve a multidisciplinary and compassionate team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff dedicated to providing education and treatment to ensure the best outcome for every patient.
From cancer detection to diagnosis and treatment therapies, the oncology team works collaboratively with cancer patients and families to develop an individualised plan of care for the entire cancer treatment and recovery process.
This includes state-of-the-art breast cancer diagnostic services and digital mammography at the Cayman Islands Hospital, and a range of clinical services including oncology, haematology, genetic and mutation testing, lab services, and pharmacy services.
The specially trained team provides psychological and emotional support to ensure patients and family members have sufficient information throughout the treatment programme.
Located on Pines Drive (off Smith Road), the chemotherapy unit was purpose-built with patients’ comfort in mind to improve ease of treatment, as well as provide convenience and a private and tranquil atmosphere to support healing.
Q & A with Lizette Yeawod, HSA CEO
Q: What areas of medicine does CIH specialise in?
A: CIH specialises in a wide range of fields including gynaecology & obstetrics, oncology, paediatrics, internal medicine, dermatology, anaesthesiology, public health, chemotherapy, orthopaedics, psychology, cardiology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, radiology, nephrology, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat, reconstructive surgery.
Q: What services are available at CIH?
A: Our full range of comprehensive in-patient and out-patient services are designed to meet the needs of patient surgeries, seriously ill patients, cancer care, urgent medical care, general medical conditions, community health, dental and eye health, support for mental health issues, sick children, mothers expecting a new baby and much more.
Q: What can patients at CIH expect during their stay?
A: Patients will receive professional, patient-centred care provided by friendly, qualified staff from many countries. We endeavour to provide quality care and our equipment is maintained by qualified in-house and off-shore personnel.