Hospital Overview

The Cheshire Hall and Cockburn Town Medical Centre's, forming the Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital, opened on 10th April 2010 and offer a number of specialized services for NHIP members and self-paying patients throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Cockburn Town Medical Centre is located on the island of Grand Turk and Cheshire Hall Medical Centre is located on the island of Providenciales. Both sites serve the local population and visitors across the Turks and Caicos Islands chain and have built-in capacity to double in size.

The facility is a public hospital managed by InterHealth Canada TCI Ltd on behalf of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government through a Public-Private Partnership agreement.

Services provided at both locations include Accident and Emergency care, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Family Practice, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine, Secondary Dentistry, Acupuncture, and Outpatient Hemodialysis.

Visiting consultants from North America and the Caribbean region also provide periodic care in the specialties of Urology, Oncology, Neurology, ENT, Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery.

Cheshire Hall Medical Centre has a two-bed High Dependency Unit for patients requiring more intensive monitoring and a Special Care Baby Unit or neonatal intensive care unit for infants in need of specialized care.

Our diverse and experienced team of doctors, nurses and physicians are always committed to providing compassionate care to patients, and delivering service with a smile..

The Cost of Healthcare

The cost of healthcare in Turks and Caicos increases due to changes in patient admissions, population growth and changing healthcare needs.

Both hospitals are now delivering substantially more activity than originally predicted. Through a Change Request Procedure process defined in the hospital contract, representation is made to the local government by InterHealth Canada (TCI) Ltd for adjustments to staff complement, consumables and operational costs where indicated.

Patient volumes for certain services have reached peaks 17 years earlier than expected. For example, the number of outpatient visits recorded in 2015 has surpassed the volume projected at 2033 by nearly 15,000 visits. This means a large number of persons are accessing the services far beyond what was predicted.

Protocol for Introduction of New Healthcare Services

Under the Project Agreement, changes made to existing clinical services must undergo a Change Request Procedure seeking pre-approval from government. Change enquiries are submitted to TCI government once patient volumes and patient demands reach the necessary levels to create a sustainable service model.

Governance Structure

TCI Hospital has two main governance structures:

Service Review Board is responsible for reviewing complaints, potential or existing litigations and key performance indicators with a clinical view. The board meets quarterly and consists of eight senior healthcare representatives from Turks and Caicos Government, InterHealth Canada TCI Ltd and an independent clinical chairperson.

Contract Management Committee works collaboratively with InterHealth Canada to review performance and discuss strategic initiatives related to any changes in good clinical practice or good industry practice. The committee also reviews trends, new technology and relevant innovations in the health care Industry along with key performance indicators.