Located in the British Virgin Islands, the Bougainvillea Clinic is the only private hospital in the territory. While we offer general hospital services, our primary focus is on the surgical specialties - aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic and spinal surgery, general, abdominal and breast surgery, gynecology, and more.
The Bougainvillea Clinic has held a world-renowned reputation for excellence in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery since it was first opened in 1973 by Dr. Robin Tattersall, FRCS(I), OBE. The Clinic began its transformation into a general hospital with a focus on the surgical specialties in 2007, when a special relationship was forged with the doctors of Eureka Medical Clinic. In January 2010, in a pre-retirement move, Dr. Tattersall finally transferred ownership of the clinic to Dr. Heskith Vanterpool of Eureka.
Our experienced doctors, caring staff, and the peaceful seclusion of the Clinic make surgery and convalescence at our clinic a pleasantly memorable experience for local and overseas patients alike. Our hospital is now served by an increasing number of specialist surgeons and physicians who have previously worked for many years in senior positions in hospitals in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, and in up-to-date facilities in other Caribbean Islands.
Not only are we providing the residents and visiting population with medical services that previously required patients to travel overseas (often by air ambulance), but Medical Tourism is a growing part of our business. Be it plastic/aesthetic surgery with Dr. Leonard Harris, total hip or knee joint replacement with Dr. Christoph Ahrens or spinal surgery with Dr. James Liburd, our clinic is attracting clients from as far afield as Europe.
Our hospital has two operating theatres and general anesthesia facilities. In-patient rooms are available, on private or semi-private terms, with twenty-four hour nursing care. Our physiotherapy department complements the orthopedic and spinal surgery services very well, and treats patients referred for outside doctors also. Our gym is well-equipped to aid in the rapid recovery of our patients.