An appeal for community assistance was made by the TCI Hospitals Community Advisory Committee (CAC), and members of the Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association enthusiastically pledged their support.
On Monday, November 8th 2021, an official commissioning ceremony was held at InterHealth Canada to commemorate the donation of twenty-seven 43” Smart TVs. These television sets will cover all patient rooms in both Providenciales and Grand Turk providing, another piece of comfort to those being cared for by the TCI Hospitals teams.
The association along with members Royal West Indies Resort, Tuscany Resort, Discovery Tours and Adventures, The Source Ltd, FortisTCI, and Graceway IGA, supplied the multi-functional sets that will now allow patients to enjoy entertainment in any language, and receive critical information and messaging from the hospital. This, combined with the sponsorship of a streaming platform by one of TCI’s local telecommunications providers, will give patients an additional level of comfort, raising their spirits as they navigate the healing process.
Moderated by CAC Member Keno Forbes, the Government, upper management of TCI Hospitals, sponsors, and media took part in the noteworthy commissioning where the sleek sets were on full display.
Honourable Jamell Robinson, Minister of Health, brought special remarks applauding the leadership of InterHealth Canada CEO, Dr. Denise Braithwaite-Tennant, and the heads of the project, Stay Cox, CEO of the TCHTA and Rosemary Jolly, of the Royal West Indies Resort, for leading the charge on the initiative and seeing to it that this important addition to the wellness experience for residents was actualized.
Rosemary Jolly gave remarks on behalf of the RWI Resort team, sharing how important it is to their owners and management to support projects that positively impact the community at large.
Tokens of appreciation were given to all sponsors by Dr. Braithwaite and her team. The TCI Hospitals management group shared their heartfelt appreciation that the corporate community had given this level of assistance to a bucket-list project that was of great importance to the hospitals but had seemed to be a far-off reality until now. This, they shared, is the answer to a persistent cry from the community and added that these welcome distractions are important as they play a critical role in the healing process and overall satisfaction for patients while in their care.
Both Stay Cox and Trevor Musgrove, CEO and President of the TCHTA respectively, extended thanks to association members for so readily supporting this initiative that will have far-reaching effects for both Turks and Caicos Islanders, and visitors in need of care while here.