A motorcyclist injured in a road accident Sunday was in a serious but stable condition Tuesday after receiving specialist treatment at Health City Cayman Islands.
The motorcycle driver, 25, was initially transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town after the accident on Frank Sound Road, but was later referred to the East End facility because of the nature of his injuries.
According to Health City spokesman Shomari Scott, the patient had major thoracic and vascular injuries, which ordinarily would have required him to be flown off island for treatment.
The Cayman Islands Hospital, as the only facility on island with an emergency room, is the first point of call for patients in emergency situations.
Health Services Authority staff can refer patients to Health City or to overseas medical institutions, if specialist care is required.
Mr. Scott said, “Health City can provide care to anyone who has need within the specialties we have in house. In this case, as it was an emergency in regards to a bike accident, the protocol was to go HSA and they then referred it to us.
“This was an extremely complex cardiothoracic injury, which usually is handled by top level cardiothoracic institutes. The Cayman Islands is very fortunate to have Health City here for cases such as these,” he added.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident near the junction with Seaview Road at around 4 p.m. on Sunday to contact Constable Greg Shepherd at the Bodden Town Police Station on 947-2220.