This morning, 14 June, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit deployed to conduct an emergency air lift of a pregnant woman from Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman. The woman, a local resident, had entered premature labour the previous evening, 13 June, and doctors assessed that the child was preterm and would require immediate neonatal support after birth, which would only be available at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
However, the helicopter crew was unable to deploy that evening due to restricted visibility and the weather at that time. The woman’s condition remained stable overnight, but the need for neonatal support for the child remained urgent. The helicopter crew then deployed at 5AM to carry out a critical care escort.
The woman arrived at Owen Roberts International and was transferred to the EMT ground crew for transportation to the Cayman Islands Hospital at about 8:30AM this morning. Later this morning the baby was delivered and the hospital reports the mother and baby are doing well.