Integra Strengthens Newborn Paediatric Team with Additional Tertiary Consultant
Integra Healthcare Ltd is delighted to announce the further strengthening of its neonatal intensive care, newborn care and paediatrics with the addition of Dr Siobhan Jaques, Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician. Dr Jaques joins from the prestigious and World-renowned Evelina Children’s Hospital, part of the equally renowned Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London.
Dr Jaques is based at the Integra Grand Pavilion site with admitting rights in both CTMH Doctors Hospital and Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town. She brings the number of newborn-focused and qualified paediatricians at Integra to four, cementing their position as the largest paediatric practice in the Cayman Islands and the only one with two London Teaching Hospital Consultant Neonatologists, experienced in caring for babies from 23+ weeks gestation, as well as older babies with complex problems.
Speaking about the addition, Dr Sara Watkin, Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician, said; “I could not be more delighted to have an individual of this calibre joining me. It is fabulous for Integra but also for the Cayman Islands. Around 14% of deliveries here have some kind of complication or need admitting to the neonatal unit (NICU), and just because we’re a relatively small Island Nation doesn’t mean we don’t get our share of 24-week gestation infants, for instance. The experience of the individual and being able to cope with the high demands that neonatal care places on the team, are critical to achieving good, safe outcomes for sick newborns, whether due to prematurity or because of a birth complication. Siobhan is a true asset to the Cayman Islands, and we are delighted and humbled by the team we now have. I am also delighted for parents, who can book a pregnancy with Integra in the absolute confidence that whatever nature might throw, whether in pregnancy or around birth, the right calibre of individual is always available, as OBGYN, in fetal medicine and in neonatal care, and as a team.”
Dr Jaques joins Integra directly from Evelina Children’s Hospital, where she was a consultant for 5 years, but her experience and training also encompasses St George’s Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney Australia, St Mary’s Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, representing some of the biggest, most famous and well-respected hospitals for tertiary newborn care in London and Australia. In Evelina, she was responsible for care of preterm from 23 weeks onwards, through to term infants with complex problems, and including infants with significant complex disease, ongoing paediatric problems, developmental paediatrics and including the follow up of both relatively well and sometimes very complex infants from a paediatric standpoint, including children who have been challenged by congenital and genetic issues, developmental delay and other paediatric challenges.
Dr Jaques is equally delighted to be joining Integra in the Cayman Islands, explaining her career move; “I wanted to join a team that obviously had a newborn focus, alongside general paediatrics, and was committed to the highest of modern care standards. I definitely found that in Integra. We saw a lot of high-risk pregnancies in London, and so I know just how important it is to have the right team and expertise. I’m delighted to be able to join a neonatal team that works so closely with its two tertiary obstetricians, one of whom is a fully accredited maternal-fetal medicine specialist. That’s the standard of care we’ve come to expect in modern maternity services in big London centres, but it is amazing to have that same standard and set of capabilities in the team at Integra.”
Dr Madhavi Manoharan, Consultant OBGYN, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at Integra, echoed the team sentiment; “Besides our regular pregnancies, we obviously attract our fair share of higher-risk or especially precious pregnancies at Integra because my colleague, Dr Lisa Joels, is an OBGYN who is also a tertiary fertility specialist, and of course I am the only accredited Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist in Cayman Islands. Having a true tertiary neonatal team, now with the additional capacity and capabilities of Dr Jaques as well, is a real privilege, both for me, and for all our parents too.”
Dr Jaques is now accepting appointments, which can be booked online or through the reception team on 745 7450.