Medical Director, MBE

Dr Virginia Hobday, MBE

Dr. Ginny Hobday became a Board member of Jasmine in 2001 and became Medical Director with part time clinical responsibilities subsequently.  She has a diploma in Palliative Care and has actively promoted education of the healthcare community and the public about the benefits of palliative and hospice care for almost twenty years.  This has included organising a palliative care conference bringing international leaders in this field to Cayman every two years for the past 10 years.

Ginny is a member of the CI Ethics Committee and Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Foundation.  She is a past President of the CI Medical and Dental Society and a past Vice President of the Medical and Dental Council.  She worked in the Department of Public Health at the Health Services Authority from 1998 – 2001 and has been a GP at Cayman Clinic since 2001 and its Medical Director since 2007.

In January 2015 Ginny was awarded an MBE for her contribution to hospice care in the Cayman Islands.  At the 2015 National Heroes Day ceremony, she was awarded a Health Services Emerging Pioneer Award in recognition of extraordinary contributions to health services in the Cayman Islands.

She is a graduate of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital (1986) in London and became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1991.  She also holds an M.PHIL in History of Medicine and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University.

Prior to moving to Cayman in 1998, Ginny worked in the UK, South Africa, France and Iraq.

She and her husband Richard, the MRCU mosquito plane pilot, love to travel with their 2 sons, John-Ross and Harrison, and favourite destinations include Scotland and their home continent of Africa.  They also love to boat, golf and play tennis.  In addition, Ginny has a menagerie of rescue dogs (6) cats (3) and  numerous goats, rabbits, parrots and chickens!

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