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Faith Hospital opens new annex to enhance physiotherapy services and increase storage

Local News 09 Apr, 2021 Follow News

The opening of the new Faith Hospital annex was attended by the Sister Islands MPs, Chief Medical Officer, the HSA Board and managers

Residents of the Sister Islands seeking physiotherapy services are set to benefit from the new Faith Hospital annex that houses Physiotherapy and Materials Management.

The new building includes a modern, well-designed treatment room along with a physiotherapy gym that overlooks the beautiful landscaping, with plenty of storage space for the safe storing of the hospital’s medical supplies.

“This is an essential development because of growing patient demand for physiotherapy on the Sister Islands,” stated Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, who delivered remarks at the facility’s ribbon cutting on Friday, 26 March 2021 on behalf of the Health Minister, the Honourable Dwayne Seymour. “With an ageing population and increase in patient numbers, it is really important for there to be rehabilitation services close to home for people who have had joint replacements, strokes or heart-related issues. This expansion along with other new facilities at the Faith Hospital, are much welcomed achievements.”

Patients visiting the new physiotherapy department will further benefit from the HSA’s investment in additional state of the art equipment for neuro and cardiac rehabilitation and recovery after joint replacement as well as general mobility issues.

Director of Sister Islands Health Services Dr Srirangan Velusamy stated that the annex is a milestone for the Faith Hospital as we support the Sister Islands’ growing healthcare needs. He went on to say that the pandemic has really demonstrated that investment in healthcare infrastructure is very vital for our islands. While we are happy with this new building we still have a much bigger vision for our hospital.

HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood reiterated, “This is just the beginning; over the next two years we aim to expand our Accident & Emergency and Imaging services at Faith Hospital as well as a number of other major infrastructure projects in Grand Cayman. She added that one of the Board’s ongoing strategic objectives is to enhance the patient and staff experience as well as operational efficiency”.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by the Deputy Premier, Minister of District Administration, Tourism and Transport, the Honourable Moses Kirkconnell, Minister of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands, the Honourable Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, the District Commissioner of the Sister Islands, Ernie Scott, and Deputy District Commissioner, Mark Tibbetts, the HSA Board and senior managers as well as a large number of persons from the Cayman Brac Community.

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