New board tours hospital

The newly appointed members of the Health Services Authority Board visited the Cayman Islands Hospital this week.

Minister of Health Mark Scotland accompanied the group as they toured wards and met staff.

‘I am pleased that the new board members were able to tour our major health facility so soon after being appointed. It provides them with good understanding of the services we have on offer and the challenges our hospital management face,’ Mr. Scotland said.

Staff at the hospital shared plans for improving services and also highlighted immediate equipment needs.

Mr. Scotland said that providing affordable health care for residents was one of his ministry’s ‘top priorities’.

‘I believe that these board members will rise to the challenge. They all bring unique abilities to the table, and I am grateful to all for accepting this responsibility.’

The new members of the board were announced on 23 July by Leader of Government Business McKeeva Bush at a media briefing.

The members of the new Health Services Authority board of directors are Canover Watson, chairman; Peter Young, deputy-chairman; and Tommy Ebanks, Wanda Ebanks, Raquel Solomon, Ryan Walrond and Nina Banks.