Recovery efforts focused on Cockburn Town Medical Centre

#TurksandCaicos, September 11, 2017 – Providenciales – InterHealth Canada (TCI) Ltd Senior Management team continues to focus efforts on providing support to Cockburn Town Medical Centre on Grand Turk in the midst of connectivity issues and limited access to the island via air travel in recent days following the passage of Hurricane Irma.

The healthcare management company is endeavoring to secure a chartered flight as soon as possible in order to deploy a team of Senior Managers to the island to provide support and conduct assessments on the infrastructural and clinical needs of the capital’s medical centre.

Chief of Medical Services, Dr. Denise Braithwaite-Tennant also travelled to Grand Turk today – Monday, September, 11th 2017, to conduct a preliminary evaluation of resources, provisions, equipment, consumables and clinical needs for current and future patients.   Following the assessment, support will be mobilized and deployed.

Cockburn Town Medical Centre is being prioritized for repairs and assistance, as we continue to monitor the trajectory of Hurricane Jose and most importantly recover from Category 5 Hurricane Irma.    A state of emergency was declared on the island of Grand Turk.

Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital is also providing support to staff members who were displaced by the recent storm  including medical staff who were on-site providing essential services to the country during the Hurricane.

FortisTCI has restored electricity to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, however, as a precautionary measure to avoid any potential system damage from electricity surges or load tests, the facility remains on generator-power until hospital engineers are confident in a safe, smooth cross-over.   FortisTCI remains the secondary fall-back system for electricity until regularity and dependability is assured.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page and mainstream media outlets for information on the progression of recovery efforts and updates on any changes to hospital services post- Hurricane Irma.

Press Release: interHealth Canada

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