The Sister Islands community, colleagues and friends in Grand Cayman were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Dr Dasanapur Girish on 19 June 2021. The HSA Board and Management extend their sincere condolences to his wife Dr Nikke Thompson, who is also a well-respected staff member of the Faith Hospital, his daughter Kynara and extended family. We kindly ask that they be kept in your prayers during this difficult time.
The Faith Hospital staff continues to grieve the loss of their dear colleague and friend, Dr Girish who was highly regarded by his peers and loved by the staff and the wider Sister Islands community. Upon hearing the news of Dr Girish’s passing, CEO Lizzette Yearwood travelled to Cayman Brac the following morning accompanied by a psychologist specializing in grief management to help staff process their loss.
A prayer service, led by Pastor Audley Scott of Hillside Baptist Church was held on 20 June 2021, with senior management and staff in attendance. On the 24 June at 9:00 am staff gathered to remotely view the Thanksgiving Service for the Life of Dr Girish held at Romans Funeral Home Chapel, Jamaica.
“My heart is heavy as I join our colleagues in mourning the passing of Dr Girish, a beloved physician who is fondly remembered,” said Ms Yearwood. “All who came to him were not only treated for their illness with top clinical precision but received the warmth of genuine care. Through these acts of professional care, he touched the hearts of the Sister Islands community, who held him in high esteem. The entire Faith Hospital staff has become more united and focused on continuing the delivery of personalized patient care in an act of tribute to Dr Girish, our doctor and friend.”
Dr Srirangan Velusamy, Director of Sister Islands Health Services, expressed his deepest sympathies, stating the legacy of Dr Girish was one of genuine care and compassion for each patient. “Dr Girish was not only a fellow doctor; he was very much part of the Faith Hospital family and the wider community. He provided excellent care to every patient, including members of our staff and ensured that all who saw him were welcomed and experienced high-quality care with a smile.”
Faith Hospital is collecting cards of condolences and has provided a book for staff and the community to write tributes to the late Dr Girish in the main reception area of the hospital. These will be sent to the family as a comfort so they may also know the extent of his impact on lives within the Sister Islands community.