Health City Cayman Islands officially opened its Cayman Brac clinic at a ceremony last week attended by government dignitaries, Health City leadership and medical staff, patients and members of the Cayman Brac community.
The new clinic will provide specialised and tertiary type hospital services for initial assessments, outpatient follow ups and checkups in the areas of cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, pulmonology and psychiatry.
Mr Shomari Scott, Chief Business Officer, Health City Cayman Islands said addressing the barriers of access to healthcare services and health professionals was an important focus Health City.
“In Cayman our challenge is not about having an undersupply of doctors, it is about getting doctors and health professionals to where they are needed – where people live and work, and without the added inconvenience and stress of travel,” he said.
“We’ve calculated that at least 50 trips per annum from the Brac will be prevented with the opening of this clinic. Those trips will be replaced with a more convenient, relaxed and seamless patient experience.”
The clinic will initially be open Saturdays with a rotation of visiting specialist doctors.
Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Deputy Premier, Minister of District Administration, Tourism and Transport said the opening of the clinic was a great example of what could be achieved through a government and private sector collaboration that aimed to keep its communities healthy and thriving.
“This past year has shown us the importance of having close and convenient access to quality healthcare. Having access to doctors from a world-class hospital such as Health City right here in Cayman Brac is an immense benefit to this community,” he said.
Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Minister of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Land said the health and safety of Sister Islands residents was a priority for the government.
“We warmly welcome Health City to the Cayman Brac community and are pleased our people now have convenient access to specialist care,” she said.
Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, Clinical Director, Senior Consultant Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Health City Cayman Islands said visits to doctors and healthcare appointments were often stressful enough without layering on top of that the logistics of travel arrangements.
“I have treated many people at our East End campus and have heard stories of early mornings, long days, delayed travel arrangements, stressful situations of rushing to make appointments on time, and people having to take whole days off work or worrying about childcare arrangements,” he said. “Many of our Sister Island patients are elderly and age only amplifies the difficulties of travelling. The community of the Sister Islands deserve the very best in health services and this clinic will help deliver that.”
Health City Cayman Island Cayman Brac Clinic is located at 20 Kirkconnell Street, Stake Bay, across from the government/district administration building.