Extra security measures planned for hospital

Extra security officers, closed circuit television and digital locks for staff-only entry are among new measures being considered to enhance security at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

Officials already beefed up security – including a visitor check-in at the front entrance – at the hospital after the fatal shooting that took place there last month.

The proposed new measures would ‘make it very difficult for any unauthorized person to gain entry to the facility without the necessary security check,’ Health Services Authority Chairman Stephen Scott said in a press release.

Some measures will be permanent while others will be continually reviewed, he said.

The Authority has also set up an internal committee to deal specifically with safety and security matters at the hospital.