Turks and Caicos Islands Public Private Partnership (PPP)

SCOPE
Finance, build, manage and operate two general hospitals

LOCATION
Turks and Caicos Islands

PROJECT DURATION
2008 – 2033

CLIENT
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government

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InterHealth Canada was awarded a 25 year contract to finance, plan, design, construct, staff, commission, and manage two new hospitals in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The hospitals are equipped and staffed to meet the specific needs of the overall population.

The facilities are operating with approximately 180 multi-disciplinary clinical staff, including employees from the existing hospitals. There is a scheduled visiting doctors program for cardiology, neurology, urology, renal medicine, ENT, ophthalmology and reconstructive (plastic) surgery. In addition, 40 human resources operate the FM services. Regular routine and emergency recommendations for any treatment required under the Emergency Overseas Treatment program are made and monitored.

The facility was opened on time and on budget despite both hospitals suffering damage from Hannah and Ike Hurricanes during the construction phase. Both Centres, now completed, are certified as storm proof to Hurricanes- Category 5.

Achievements

  • First integrated healthcare PPP in the Caribbean.
  • The hospitals were awarded Diamond Accreditation by Accreditation Canada less than two years after opening.
  • InterHealth Canada worked with the government to develop the National Health Insurance Plan.
  • The project Won the “Latin American PPP Deal of 2008” award from Project Finance Magazine and picked by KPMG and the Infrastructure Journal’s infrastructure 100 as one of the world’s most interesting projects.
  • Hospitals are certified as storm proof to Hurricanes- Category 5.
  • Hospitals are equipped with telemedicine and telehealth units.