HSA opens acute care clinic

| 11/08/2017
CNS Local Life

The new clinic is housed in the General Practice building at Cayman Islands Hospital

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has opened an acute care clinic for patients with non-emergency medical conditions who still have an immediate need to see a doctor. The clinic offers these patients a lower cost alternative to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Cayman Islands Hospital and one that may help to reduce wait times.

The new clinic also offers walk-in treatment for everyday illnesses and injury, including minor cuts, mild sprains, fever, sore throats, earaches and common cold symptoms during the peak flu season, stated an HSA press release. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 8pm in the General Practice (GP) building.

Director of Primary Healthcare Services at the HSA, Dr Samuel Williams, said the clinic reflects the authority’s commitment to providing accessible, convenient and high-quality medical treatment.

The clinic will benefit patients who either may not have or are unable to see their primary physician, or who do not need emergency treatment.

HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood pointed out the clinic will ensure that patients are placed in the right care setting for their needs. “They will no longer need to go to the emergency room for non-life threatening illnesses. This is a crucial development that delivers a better experience for our patients,” she said.

Dr Williams added that patients should continue to book appointments with their primary care physician at the GP clinic and to visit the new clinic only when the need for acute, but non-emergency, care arises.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Great! Long overdue mind you…but “better late than never”.