(CMR) Little Cayman got its first new and purpose-built ambulance recently. The ambulance was presented by the Health Services Authority (HSA) at Blossom Village Park.
Before the arrival of the new ambulance, Little Cayman utilized an emergency response vehicle, which did not adequately suit the needs of the emergency service of Little Cayman. Therefore, HSA determined that an upgrade was required.
Dr. Srirangan Velusamy, Director of Sister Islands Health Services, stated that the new vehicle is an important addition to the island and the country’s emergency services.
“This is a significant investment by the HSA and one that will enhance our emergency medical response capabilities. With this purpose-built and technologically advanced ambulance, as part of our emergency medical systems fleet, we endeavour to meet the specific needs of those requiring emergency care in Little Cayman,” said Dr. Velusamy.
HSA Chief Executive Officer Lizzette Yearwood stated that the new vehicle demonstrates the Authority’s continued commitment to providing an improved and accessible healthcare system for the Cayman Islands population.
She noted the ambulance would be utilized for emergency intervention and timely transport of patients in various situations and environments who require urgent response to medical and trauma-related emergencies.
“This latest addition to our fleet of ambulances will increase the overall efficiency of our emergency response service and improve the health outcomes of our people,” Yearwood announced. “We have also received extremely positive feedback from the Little Cayman community, who are delighted that their healthcare needs have been thoughtfully considered and met.”
Government officials, including Moses Kirkconnell, Deputy Premier and Minister of District Administration, Tourism and Transport, attended the presentation.