Community Outreach

Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital is committed to serving communities and creating change across the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our deep-rooted passion for outreach activities is reflected in our sponsorship profile and the series of free health and wellness lectures, health fairs and collaboration with non-profit organizations and service clubs.

Donations have been given to worthy causes that are important to improving the quality of life in our communities, especially initiatives related to advancing science education, environment, health and safety.

Senior Managers and frontline employees also participate in a number of charity walks and clean-up initiatives throughout the year, and empower residents through educational sessions about health.  Our health experts have presented at seminars on variety of health topics and lifestyle issues.

The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital and the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (TCICC) have signed an affiliation agreement aimed at creating synergistic opportunities for Turks and Caicos Islanders, through the development of instructional programs to support a variety of health care careers for local students. The agreement, the first of its kind for TCI Hospital, will also garner opportunities for students in fields of study such as business and engineering, in addition to programs in nursing and medical sciences.

Every day we touch lives in the medical setting, but our impact surpasses our four walls. Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital is also a major partner and sponsor of the country’s annual Clinic Exploration Program (TCI CEP) and provides American Heart Association Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Hands-on Training to enrolees.

The initiative forms part of the Ministry of Health, Agriculture & Human Services (MHAHS) mandate, which seeks to target and expose secondary school students to various careers available within the local health care sector. The partnership was extended to include the Turks & Caicos Islands Hospital by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture & Human Services in 2016.

The goal of TCI CEP is to form partnerships with local practices in the surrounding communities to help prepare the future generation to meet the increasing demand for quality health care practitioners. Each participant is required to complete at least 40 hours of volunteer service before the end of the five week program. Over 50 students are registered every year.

Several other initiatives are undertaken on an annual basis as part of organization's commitment to community engagement:

* Nearly 20 school visits were recorded in 2017 alone to raise awareness of professions in health care and health topics affecting the country's youth.

* Video based health tips are aired daily on television screens in our waiting areas and showcase members of staff providing health education related to common chronic disease management and hand hygiene. These health tips were also aired on the country's two main television news stations under 1 year air time contracts in 2017.

* Physicians continue to participate in a series of media interviews on TV, Print & Radio to discuss various health topics and educate the community via these mediums.

* InterHealth Canada hosted a public fitness run on the two main islands under the theme ‘Stop The Clot’ to raise awareness of Venous Thromboembolism.

* A clean hands project was launched in 2017 across public schools with wall signage and hand sanitiser stations erected across five public schools in the first year.

* Patient satisafaction kiosk stations are erected in the Emergency Department and Outpatient Department to solicit feedback on health care services.

* Several events are hosted by the hospital. These include ‘My Kidney Story' held in 2017 to raise awareness of renal failure and an Oncology Symposium, which attracted over 60 public and private local health care professionals to discuss Palliative Care.

* Participation in several health fairs and events providing complimentary health screenings such as Blood Pressure, Glucose, Body Mass Index and Random Cholesterol.

* TCI Hospital participates as donors and presenters in activities held by a range of health-oriented local non-profit organizations including the National Cancer Society, National Cancer Foundation, TCI Diabetic Association and National Kidney Foundation.

*Extended and successfully facilitated AHA CPR training for large organizations within the community. These organisations include employees of the largest grocery store chain in the country and primary schools.