40 years of Faith on the Brac

Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac celebrated 40 years on Sunday, 21st April. 

The hospital is an 18-bed hospital serving the residents of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman providing services in general medicine, internal medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics. It also provides the Renal Dialysis services and it has the capacity to treat the dive accidents using the decompression chamber. 

To celebrate this historic occasion, the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority is organising a series of events throughout the year that started with a customer appreciation day on Monday. They will also be holding a larger community celebration on Monday, 1 July. 

The hospital holds a special place in the Cayman Brac community’s heart – it is a place drenched in Cayman history. The land where the hospital is built was donated by the late Captain Charles Kirkconnell, a pioneering icon.  

The community came together and helped with the construction of the facility – a hospital built on faith. After Faith Hospital was seriously damaged by Hurricane Paloma in 2008, a significant reconstruction project took place, which resulted in an improved facility being unveiled in 2010. 

Ms Lizzette Yearwood, HSA chief executive officer, believes Faith Hospital is a reminder of all things great about the Cayman Islands.  

“When the hospital faced hardships of Paloma, the community rallied together and helped put it back together. It really is a hospital built on Faith,” stated Ms Yearwood. 

Dr. Srirangan Velusamy, director of Sister Islands Health Services, stated, “Over the 40 years, Faith Hospital’s services have continued to grow in order to better serve our residents and visitors.  

“We look forward to the upcoming months as we honour the many people who made great efforts and sacrifices over the years making Faith Hospital what it is today,” Dr. Velusamy stated. 

 

For more information contact Faith Hospital at 948-2243. 

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Faith Hospital recently celebrated 40 years in Cayman Brac. – Photo: File
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