Dr. Virgina Hobday MBE is a GP and the medical director at Cayman Clinic.
Dr Hobday graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London. She worked at several London teaching hospitals including Guys Hospital, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London. She then worked in South Africa, France and Iraq. She completed her master of philosophy in history of medicine and philosophy of science at Cambridge University in 1994. She worked as a GP in Cambridge until she came to work for the public health department in Cayman in 1998. She joined Cayman Clinic in 2001.
She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and holds a diploma in family planning. Dr Hobday is registered with the UK General Medical Council and is a member of the British Medical Association. She is also fluent in French.
Dr Hobday serves on the Cayman Islands Ethics Committee, and is the Medical Director to Cayman’s Breast Cancer Foundation. She is a former president of the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society, as well as past vice-president of the Medical and Dental Council (MDC), the Department of Health Regulatory Services.
Dr. Hobday has been the medical director of Jasmine (Formerly Cayman Hospice care) since 2001. She works with a team of nurses to provide palliative care to those with life limiting illnesses.
In 2015, she was recognised for her Services to Hospice, when she received the Member of the British Empire (MBE) award, after being named in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Dr. Hobday was also recognized as one of Cayman’s National Health Heroes in 2015.