Our Paediatric Service in Cayman

Our Paediatric Service in Cayman offers a truly comprehensive range of services spanning the the earliest of preterm care through to early adulthood. Consistent with out values, first and foremost we aim to focus on health, wellbeing and vitality, but with the back up of experience that encompasses multiple UK tertiary paediatric services, including world famous Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, some of the UK’s finest paediatric and neonatal services.

Why Optimal

When considering why Optimal, it’s valuable to ask what you really want from a paediatric service in Cayman?

First and foremost we are focused on health and wellbeing first, backed up by exceptional tertiary paediatric care for your child’s health upsets. We’re determined to help all children thrive.

However, what we believe sets our service apart is the overwhelmingly compassionate, sincere and kind approach to our paediatric patients (and their parents), something that gets fed back time and time again.


Always Accessible & Available

In normal hours and outside, by WhatsApp and phone, we alwasy want to be there when you need us.


Extensive Tertiary Training & Experience

In paediatrics generally, and in newborn care especially, experience really counts.


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A doctor is examining a young baby as part of a comprehensive paediatric service.

Optimal Paediatric Service

Our paediatric service in Cayman is genuinely comprehensive and each of the services listed is delivered by a paediatric doctor with a huge depth of experience in that area, both here in Cayman and in other major tertiary paediatric services.

Baby receiving neonatal care in an incubator

Newborn & Neonatal Care

  • Attending Deliveries
  • Supporting Skin-to-Skin
  • Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Newborn Baby Checks
  • Early Newborn Care
  • Resuscitation & Urgent Care
  • Newborn Emergencies
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Preterm Delivery from 23 Weeks Gestation
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
  • Care for Congenital & Genetic Conditions
  • Sepsis, Seizures and Encephalopathy
  • Jaundice, Phototherapy & Advanced Newborn Care
  • Newborn Screening & Immunisations
  • Early Support & Feeding Establishment

Early Life Care (1st Year Care)

  • Early Well-Child Checks
  • Vaccinations, including Vaccination Advice
  • Feeding Issues including Breast Feeding Support
  • Introducing Solids
  • Food Intolerances & Allergies, including Peanut
  • Colic, Reflux & Silent Reflux
  • Sleep Disorders, Sleep Counselling & Support
  • Developmental Concerns
  • Constipation, Diarrhoea & Bowel Issues
  • Rashes, including Diaper/ Nappy Rash
  • Fevers, Temperatures & Infections
  • Seizures & Unusual Movements
  • Parental Concerns
  • Unsettled Baby
Child receiving an ear examination with an otoscope

General Paediatrics (to 18 Years)

  • Coughs, Colds & Fevers
  • Rhinitis & Runny Nose Problems
  • Acute or Chronic Vomiting & Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain (acute & chronic)
  • Constipation & Bowel Issues
  • Food Intolerances & Allergies
  • Obesity & Weight Management Issues
  • Eating Disorders & Anorexia
  • Asthma, Bronchiolitis & Breathing Difficulties
  • Eczema and Dermatitis
  • Headache & Neurological Issues
  • Anaemia & Blood Disorders
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Joint Pains, Juvenile Arthritis & Swelling
  • Developmental Concerns & School Issues
  • Behavioural Concerns
  • Sleeping Disorders & Teenage Problems
  • Seizures & Febrile Fits
Boy receiving immunisation as part of a schedule

Development & Well Child Services

  • Immunisations to Cayman Immunisation Schedule
  • American, Canadian and UK Immunisation Schedules
  • Meningococcal Group B (Men B) & HPV Vaccination
  • School Entry Health Exam
  • Vision & Hearing Assessment for School Entry
  • Comprehensive Schedule of Well Child Checks
  • Full Developmental Assessment
  • Evaluating Failure to Thrive
  • Learning & Speech Concerns
  • Sensory Processing Concerns
  • Emotional Concerns
  • Socialisation Issues
  • Growth Concerns
  • Advice with Nutrition & Management
  • Obesity Management
  • Advice & Coping Support for Parents
Boy with autism is showing disinterest

Neurodiversity & Behaviour

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Sensory Processing Concerns
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Sensory Processing Disorders.
  • Social Anxiety (a specific type of anxiety disorder).
  • Behaviour, including in School
  • Referral Management to Behavioural Services
Young girl with Down Syndrome enjoying playing

Complex Medical Care

  • Celiac Disease
  • Crohns disease
  • Diabetes
  • Syndromes & Genetic Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Hypermobility
  • Premature Puberty
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning Difficulties & Developmental Delay
  • Complex Problems
  • Unexplained Symptoms
Girl with a severe allergy receives a nebulizer

⁠Immunology, Allergies & Infections

  • Chest infection & Pneumonia
  • Sore Throat, Strep Throat & Tonsillitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ear Infections & Otitis Media
  • Eye Infections & Conjunctivitis
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Paediatric Rashes & Skin Infections
  • Food Allergies including Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies
  • Food Intolerances
  • Asthma & Respiratory Immunology
  • Allergic Skin Conditions e.g. Eczema & Dermatitis
Young girl in hospital for observation

Hospital & Urgent Care

  • Urgent Care in Clinic Hours
  • Out-of-Hours Advice
  • Urgent Telehealth Consultation
  • Assessment of the Acutely Unwell Child
  • Admitting Rights to HSA
  • Observation & Monitoring
  • Full In-hospital Paediatric Care
  • Urgent Referrals
  • Management of Care Transfer Overseas
  • Advice on Hospital Referrals & Centres of Excellence
  • Care Coordination with Other Providers
  • Organisation of Urgent Diagnostics

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Our Paediatricians

Dr Sara Watkin

Dr Sara Watkin

MB ChB, MRCP (paeds), FRCPCH, MD

Paediatrician and Neonatologist
Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist with over 30 years’ experience.