Cayman Islands: HCCI clinic opens

Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) reports that their Cayman Brac clinic has opened. The new clinic provides specialised and tertiary type hospital services for initial assessments, outpatient follow-ups and check-ups in cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, pulmonology and psychiatry, through a rotation of visiting specialists.

The clinic opening comes at a time of increasing healthcare competition in the Caymans.

Rival to HCCI, the planned Aster Cayman Medcity in West Bay aims to be Aster DM Healthcare’s clinical excellence hub within the Western hemisphere.

Questions have been raised about the viability of two major medical tourism hospitals in the Caymans.

Gene Thompson, project director for the new Aster Cayman Medcity and formerly project director for HCCI, has denied rumours that the Indian investors are not fully on-board, stating “If we are to make the Cayman Islands the destination for destination healthcare in the region, then it is vital we attract providers of this calibre, quality and commitment to affordable access to help us build this vital pillar of our economy. Partner Aster DM Healthcare and I am excited about what this means for the Cayman Islands.”