Dart has announced plans to develop a new Centre of Health and Wellness in Camana Bay, adding to a budding hub of medical facilities in the community's south end.
Plans call for the new three-storey purpose-built structure to be just steps away from the new Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) medical campus that’s scheduled to be fully opened in Q3 2024. The Centre aims to provide a convenient environment for health and wellness clients and improve accessibility to healthcare services by bringing a variety of experts and practitioners together under one roof.
Dart Vice President of Leasing and Business Development Kristy Rivers said several discussions were held with public- and private-sector representatives to ensure what was being conceptualised was attuned to their needs before embarking on the project.
“We’ve paid acute attention to the demands of the local healthcare community as we thoughtfully reshape the landscape to expand offerings for the benefit of our resident and tourist populations. For us, this was the obvious next step in catering to the needs of a blossoming community,” said Rivers, in making the announcement at the 2023 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference.
“Health and wellness has been a core feature of what we have been developing at Camana Bay over the years and the timing is right to help improve the accessibility of healthcare services ... in a convenient location close to George Town and Seven Mile Beach."
The Centre for Health and Wellness, which is scheduled to open in 2026, will be built off the new Airport Connector Road and the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, within walking distance of the Camana Bay Town Centre. It is set to feature ground-floor amenities such as a cafe and wellness offerings.
The Centre is set to be located steps from Health City’s hospital with adjoining Gene Thompson Radiotherapy Centre, forming a state-of-the-art healthcare hub.
Dart continues to work with HCCI to provide programme management and construction management services for the new hospital. Construction of the main building began in August 2022 and the facility is expected to reach construction milestones like electrical special connection, HVAC commissioning and medical equipment commissioning in the first quarter of 2024.
The state-of-the-art medical campus expansion includes a comprehensive and advanced oncology offering, including bone marrow transplantation, CAR-T Cell therapy, radiation oncology, a medical linear accelerator, medical oncology, hemato-oncology and surgical oncology.
The facility will include a neonatal intensive care unit, an emergency pavilion and critical care unit, and a robust multi-speciality programme which includes robotic surgery.
The radiotherapy treatment facility opened in March 2023.
This article was featured in the November 2023 issue of Camana Bay Times.
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