Foundation donates lifesaving equipment to Maternity Ward

| 19/02/2013

(CNS): The Caring for Life Foundation (CFLF) donated much needed equipment to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority’s (HSA) Maternity Ward last month, in the form of four sets of laryngoscopes.The life-saving devices were presented to HSA Chief Executive Officer, Lizzette Yearwood, Nurse Manager of Maternity, Shannon Hydes, and Head of Child Health, Dr. Marilyn McIntyre. Each of the laryngoscopes consists of four elements: lighted scope, battery pack, inflation valve line and balloon pump.


Explaining the importance of this equipment Dr. McIntyre said, “These scopes have a light at the end and help us elevate the infant’s tongue so the doctor can see the vocal cords when entering a breathing tube. The laryngoscopes are smaller than the ones we currently have here in the maternity ward and will be a great asset to the department.”  She added, “We are all very thankful for the Caring for Life Foundation for these generous donations.”

Representatives present from the Caring for Life Foundation present included Wil Pineau, Christine Mathews, Richard Hew and Kim Remizowski.

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