(Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Tuesday 5th March, 2019): A duo of trainee radiographers who conducted observerships at InterHealth Canada – Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital over recent years have returned to fulltime employment with the institution.
Latavia Ingham and Andresha Gardiner are the latest TCI citizens to be added to a specialist area of health care and have simultaneously filled a long-standing skills gap in the domestic labor market.
Both radiographers graduated from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica with a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging with Radiography in 2018. Ingham also holds a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology from Barry University. The duo conducted integrated clinical rotations across various hospitals in Jamaica to acquire the required practical experience of diagnostic imaging equipment, system and processes.
Diagnostic Imaging Manager at TCI Hospital, Sandy Burgess expressed excitement about their return and the opportunity to utilize their competency, energy and enthusiasm to enhance radiological services in the local community alongside the existing team.
Commenting on the appointment, Chief of Allied Services, Eleanor Hall said: “It is such a pleasure to welcome both radiographers who were mentored by us during their training, and are therefore very familiar with the work processes and personnel in the department.”
She continued: “As they begin their professional life in this organization, the opportunities ahead for further training and experience can only enhance and increase their skills in the various modalities available within the department.”