Blood testers donated to hospital

The Caring for Life Foundation has donated seven devices that can test oxygen levels of patients’ blood to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority. 

The organisation handed over seven GE Tuff State pulse oximeters to the health services authority in January.  

Lizzette Yearwood, chief executive officer of the authority, said, “We are very thankful for this generous donation and I can assure these devices will be a significant benefit to the hospital. The pulse oximeters measures the amount of oxygen is in a patient’s blood, without having to draw any blood.  

“This portable, pain-free device will be a huge asset, since staff can take these along on patient home visits,” she added. 

Representatives from the Caring for Life Foundation Wil Pineau, Christine Mathews and Kim Remizowski made the presentation, while Karen Clayton-Babb, nurse manager of Primary Health Care Services, demonstrated the use of the equipment on Mr. Pineau and Mr. Remizowski. 

The Caring for Life Foundation, a community-driven charity that is raising money for equipment and supplies for the healthcare system, has made a series of donations to the hospital. 

In December, the group donated two Flowtron devices, which help bed-ridden patients in the surgical ward of Cayman Islands Hospital, and in October the foundation gave the hospital a platelet agitator, which prevents units of blood from clotting until the blood is needed by a patient. 

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