Nursing chief: The struggles with tackling COVID

Nursing chief: The struggles with tackling COVID


The Health Services Authority’s Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Hazel Brown, speaking on Rooster 101’s Crosstalk show on Tuesday, recalled the stresses and pressures faced by healthcare workers in Cayman at the height of the COVID outbreak in the Cayman Islands.

With continuing low numbers of imported cases, no local transmission since last year, and no COVID-related hospitalisations since January, fears over the coronavirus have eased among many in Cayman, but there was a time when it threatened to overwhelm local health services.

Brown, along with HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood and Health Minister Sabrina Turner, commended the work of Cayman’s healthcare workers both at a time when COVID cases were appearing locally and during the current vaccination programme that has seen 72% of the estimated population receiving at least one dose of the vaccine.

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