Hospital receives much needed maternity monitors

| 26/11/2013

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) Maternity Ward has received a donation of two fetal heart monitors from the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. Both machines are portable and one can monitor twins as well as the mother’s heartbeat simultaneously. Lizzette Yearwood, HSA Chief Executive Officerexplained how important the new machines in the Maternity Ward.  “With approximately 650 births in our maternity unit every year, it is important to have the appropriate equipment.  Having portable devices such as these means they can easily be moved from room to room as they are needed,” Yearwood stated. 

“As part of the birthing process it is important to monitor not only the mother’s heartbeat, but also the unborn baby.  These machines are truly invaluable to this hospital,” she added.
Past and present Rotarians Eric Bush, Chris Bailey and Gregg Anderson presented these machines to the Maternity Unit. Bush said it has been a long road to get these machines.

“The fundraising for the fetal monitors started while I was President of Rotary Club and we are delighted to be presenting these today,” he said. “Rotary is an international organization and as a joint effort to raise funds we teamed up with the Rotary Club of Denver for this initiative. In addition to donating the machines Rotary is looking for ways to best leverage this technology here in Cayman.”

 

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