Couple donates to gov’t hospital

Cayman-based journalists Tad and Iris Stoner last week donated a wheelchair and Zimmerframe walker to the Cayman Islands Hospital’s physiotherapy department. 

In a brief ceremony on Wednesday, 4 July, under the entrance canopy to the hospital, the Stoners offered the Everest and Jennings wheelchair and the Duro-Med Industries Zimmerframe Rollater/Walker to the Health Services Authority. Mr. Stoner received the wheelchair and walker as he was recovering from ill health in 2010, in Miami and Cayman. 

“It was a pleasure to be able to return a measure of the goodwill and great effort the HSA expended on my behalf two years ago,” Mr. Stoner said. “I owe much of my recovery from a sudden and debilitating affliction to the care and forthright efforts of doctors and nurses at the Authority. Their judgment and timely action – including the recognition that my specialist condition was best served by their Miami affiliate – was critical.” 

“Iris and I are more than pleased to have an opportunity to return some of that generosity of care. We thank Ms Lizzette [Yearwood] and the HSA medical staff for everything,” he said. 

Ms Yearwood, chief executive officer of the Health Services Authority, and Physiotherapy Manager Rockella Smith thanked the couple for their gift, underscoring the help it would provide to future patients. 

“We are grateful to Iris and Tad for their generous gift, and look forward to years of service for the people of the Cayman Islands,” Ms Yearwood said. 

Stoners donate to hospital

From left, Physiotherapy Manager Rockella Smith, CEO of the Health Services Authority Lizzette Yearwood, Chief Nursing Officer Hazel Brown, Tad Stoner and Iris Stoner at the handover of physiotherapy equipment at the Cayman Islands Hospital. – PHOTO: SUBMITTED