Helicopter airlifts sick woman from Little Cayman

| 24/01/2013

Medevac 23 Jan 2013 (300x252).jpg(CNS): A 57-year-old woman is now being treated in the Cayman Islands Hospital after being medevaced from Little Cayman by the RCIPS helicopter. Following an urgent request from Medical Services in the Sister Islands, the RCIPS helicopter, accompanied by a paramedic from Grand Cayman undertook a medical evacuation from Little Cayman on Wednesday. The woman required urgent specialist medical attention and the transfer took 40 minutes, the police said, adding that the paramedic was assisted by one of the medic trained police tactical flight officers.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    So why doesnt anyone give the TOTAL annual cost of this chopper – including staff payouts???

    • Anonymous says:

      They do every eyar in the budget and in nearly every press report! And the point is?

  2. Kadafe says:

    Very good job to all involved!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great work from the helicopter crew and medical team.  God forbid a hurricane or other national disaster but this is where our helicopter would become priceless, reaching those areas quickly that no other unit could get to.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great works guys!  That is why we need to keep this helicopter. Government of 5 and any other new members of Government, remember what this helicopter can do and keep her.

    • Anonymous says:

      A twin otter could have done the same thing for half the price.  There is no helipad at the hospital so there is little advantage

  5. N Somniac says:

    This is the helicopter Bush wanted to sell to fund his worldwide travels?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Trying hard to justify the purpose of the $2 million gas bill a yr helicopter that don’t include maintenance bill etc!!! This the wrong helicopter needed for these islands, we need one that can carry a winch system for sea & land rescue!


  7. Anonymous says:

    I couldnt resist the opportunity to publicly give praise to the paramedics at our George Town Hospital. I have for some past years now had the opportunity to see them perform by assisting relatives of mine. They are very professional and above all kind. I would like to make special mention of one in particular whose name I just cant remember but his mom is well known to us by the name of Phylise Galbrith of Cayman Brac. Whenever blood is difficult to be taken they just seem to have the know how. God bless them all. Also the helicopter is so very helpful. I believe it has been one of the most important thing that we have spent money on. Thank God for the good pilots likewise. Oh I forgot to also make special mention to Mr Ferguson as well from the ambulance crew. They are all very good but these two in particular comes to mind.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Excellent lifesavings work but the RCIPS and paramedic unit.

    • Me says:

      And the firemen

      • Anonymous says:

        We dont mention the Firemen as we just take them for granted, as they always had the best reputation of all. But again yes the Firemen just remains great, thats when youhave had a good and solid training. Just hope they can remain that way.