(July, 22, 2014) – While the heads of seven Overseas Territories (OT) met in Cayman last week, Cayman Islands Government leaders took the opportunity to showcase what is anticipated to become a beacon of healthcare for the region, Health City Cayman Islands.
The leaders, who were meeting to discuss a collective approach to priority issues ahead of the Joint Ministerial Council meeting later this year in London, were shown the brand new hospital by a group of senior hospital staff led by Premier Alden McLaughlin and the Hon. Osbourne Bodden, Minister of Health, Youth, Sports and Culture.
Dr Chandy Abraham, Facility Director and Head of Medical Services for Health City Cayman Islands, said the opportunity to inform high level Caribbean leaders about the services available at Health City Cayman Islands was crucial for the institution.
“We were delighted to welcome such distinguished guests to Health City Cayman Islands,” he said. “Our meeting afforded us the chance to highlight our state-of-the-art facility geared towards providing essential services to our sister Caribbean countries. Patients from our region now have a dedicated hospital in the heart of the Caribbean that can assist them with a wide range of health issues, such as cardiac surgery, , cardiology, orthopaedics and paediatric endocrinology.”
As well as reviewing the facility, the OT leaders were also able to meet interns working at Health City Cayman Islands, highlighting that the facility is dedicated to encouraging further development of Caribbean youth. This will be further enhanced with the establishment of Health City’s very own medical university, which has been approved for phase three of the development plan.
“We believe our guests were highly impressed with the level of healthcare services we are able to provide their jurisdictions,” Dr Chandy added. “We very much look forward to welcoming residents from all over the Caribbean and offering them a world class medical care right here in the Cayman Islands.”