Business View Caribbean October/November 2018

40 41 ONE OF THE BEST T CI Hospital is the sole, secondary, acute, pub- lic healthcare facility in the Turks and Caicos Islands, comprised of two locations, each situated on the sprawling Caribbean archi- pelago’s two most populated islands. Cockburn Town Medical Centre is located on Grand Turk Island and Cheshire Hall Medical Centre is located on the Island of Providenciales. Together, they serve the local pop- ulation and visitors. Overall management is handled by Interhealth Canada in a public-private partnership with the Turks and Caicos government. TCI hospital opened in 2010, after the government decided that the island nation’s healthcare facilities needed to be improved. “The government acknowl- edged that it did not have the resources to put up the cash, nor did they want to borrow on their books to do that. Hence, the decision by the government of the day to enter into a public-private partnership with a firm,” AT A GLANCE TCI HOSPITAL WHAT: A secondary, acute, public healthcare facility in the Turks and Caicos Islands WHERE: Grand Turk Island and the Island of Providenciales WEBSITE: