Health City Cayman Islands opens office in Ontario

 

Health City Cayman Islands hopes to attract Canadians on surgical waiting lists to the Grand Cayman hospital for non-emergency procedures.

The hospital has opened an office in Hamilton, Ontario, to work with doctors and patients in Ontario and Quebec to bring patients to the Cayman Islands instead of waiting there for such procedures as knee and hip replacements, cataract surgery and hysterectomies.

According to the Ontario Ministry of Health, the average wait time for hip replacement surgery is 200 days from when a surgeon orders the operation for patients in and around Hamilton, Ontario. For a heart bypass operation, the Health Ministry website lists a 58 day wait time.

Health City Cayman Islands opened in 2014 with an aim of breaking into the North American medical tourism market, giving patients in the USA a less expensive option for non-emergency surgeries and giving Canadians a way to get off the public health system wait list.

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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