CAYMAN ISLANDS (July 2, 2021) – Premier of the Cayman Islands, Wayne Panton and Minister for Health and Wellness, Sabrina Turner, joined fellow government officials, Health City leaders and Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce members at the grand opening of the Health City Camana Bay clinic last night.
Speaking at the event, Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton said the expansion of Health City to Camana Bay shows investor confidence in the country and the PACT Government. That expansion includes the Camana Bay clinic and the new 70,000 square foot hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2022.
“With world-class additions like Health City’s expansion to Camana Bay, our healthcare sector will no doubt become stronger, more efficient and better equipped to respond to the growing needs of our people, now and for future generations,” he said.
Health and Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner said she was looking forward to working with Health City as the organization progressed its expansion plans.
She said, “I would like to take a moment to celebrate the greater accessibility to the advanced tertiary care that Health City has brought to the people who live right here in our beautiful Cayman Islands”.
Mr Shomari Scott, Chief Business Officer at Health City Cayman Islands said the new clinic was open weekends and evenings to provide convenient access for patients who found it difficult to make appointments inside traditional work and school hours.
“Getting the best medical care is incredibly important and should not be any more stressful than it has to be. Our goal with the opening of our Camana Bay clinic is to provide high quality medical care, fast turnaround times and convenience for our patients,” he said.
Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, Clinical Director, Senior Consultant Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Health City Cayman Islands said Health City physicians were rotating on a schedule between the new clinic and the East End campus
“A great deal of thought and planning has gone into making this clinic right for the community it serves. We have opened with the offering of seven specialties and will evaluate in the near future the demand for adding any others,” he said. “The clinic is also equipped with electrocardiogram and echocardiogram testing abilities, and we can take blood samples for all laboratory investigations for diagnostics.”
Dr Binoy said the new hospital, scheduled to open in Summer 2022, would set new standards in healthcare and patient outcomes for the people of the Cayman Islands, the region and beyond.
“We are committed to leading the way in delivering modern, sustainable healthcare in hospitals and clinics that support individual care, innovation and technology. It really is exciting times ahead,” he said.
This state-of-the-art hospital will include a comprehensive and advanced oncology offering, a neonatal intensive care unit, emergency and critical care pavilion, a robust multi-specialty program which includes robotic surgery.
The grand opening was celebrated at a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Health City Cayman Islands has been a Chamber member since 2014. Chamber President Mike Gibbs said he was pleased to see development and expansion continuing in the islands in spite of the challenges brought on by Covid.
“Health City’s seven year journey is truly a remarkable success story and I am delighted that another chapter is being written as we celebrate the opening of the Camana Bay Clinic which will improve access for residents and visitors who are seeking medical care in George Town and West Bay. On behalf of the Chamber membership, Council and Staff, I wish Dr. Binoy, the medical team and staff continued success as you work together to improve the delivery of quality and affordable health care options for all residents and visitors to the Cayman Islands”, he said.
The Health City Camana Bay clinic will be integrated within the larger Health City Camana Bay campus when it’s opened.