Maternity equipment donated

The Caring for Life Foundation has donated some life-saving equipment to Cayman Islands Hospital’s maternity unit. 

The charitable group, which has been raising money to supply the hospital and the Health Services Authority with much-needed equipment, handed over four sets of laryngoscopes in January. 

“The laryngoscopes donated are smaller than what we currently have here in the maternity ward and will be a great asset to the department,” said Dr. Marilyn McIntyre, head of child health at the hospital. “These scopes, which have a light at the end, helps elevate the infant’s tongue so the doctor can see the vocal cords when entering a breathing tube.” 

“We are all very thankful for the Caring for Life Foundation for these generous donations,” she added.  

Each of the laryngoscopes consists of four elements: lighted scope, battery pack, inflation valve line and balloon pump. 

Foundation representatives Wil Pineau, Christine Mathews, Richard Hew and Kim Remizowski presented the devices to Health Services Authority Chief Executive Officer Lizzette Yearwood, Nurse Manager of Maternity Shannon Hydes and Dr. McIntyre. 

The charitable group, which has been raising money to supply the hospital and the Health Services Authority with much-needed equipment, handed over four sets of laryngoscopes in January. 

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