Cayman Islands: Medical tourism profile
High standards of both general and specialist healthcare are available. There are both government-run and private medical centres on the islands, including two hospitals, and the government contracts with hospitals in Florida and the West Indies for long-term care. A wide range of physicians and specialists, dentists, and optometrists serve the Caymans through private clinics. There is an air ambulance service to Miami.
Medical tourism numbers in
Health City treated patients from 60 countries in 2016. Three years after opening in April 2014 it has in total treated 29,000 outpatients and 3,000 inpatients from the Caymans and elsewhere. The figures are way below original targets of many thousands of inpatients a year. Although it has many deals, many of these are for very small numbers of patients,
Medical tourism numbers out
A few hundred a year.
Medical tourism promotion
Health City Canada has an office in Hamilton, Ontario, to work with doctors and patients in Ontario and Quebec to send patients to the Cayman Islands. The role of the Canadian office is to help patients who are considering going overseas for treatment. Health City staff in Ontario will coordinate between the patient, their doctor in Canada, and doctors at Health City. The Ontario office can help with travel arrangements and translation services.
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