Sorry if I was mistaken about Dr Tommy's credentials he is Family Practice not sure about the board certified Pediatrician.

My point is that the community should be more open and encouraging for Medical professionals to practice here, especially since we are on an island and Belize City is not exactly a short trip (especially with a bad injury).

My observation is that, given the choice, most residents do travel out of the country for their health care services (Mexico is very popular). It appears that Ambergris Caye and Belize is not only losing the business (I am not so sure that taking jobs away from Belizeans comes into play here), but trying to recruit qualified retirees here will be more challenging without better services on the island.

I do have a clinical and administrative background in hospital/healthcare, so have a good understanding of how treatment response time can significantly impact patient outcomes.