Pictured are two mobile operating room trailers that were loaned to Luis Hospital from New Jersey as part of an emergency mutual aid agreement. They were recently returned after never being used, despite costly renovations made to the units by the hospital.

To describe as “unfortunate” the appalling situation of Luis Hospital’s borrowed mobile operating room trailers being returned unused is spitting in the eye of Virgin Islanders.

This expensive snafu — it cost our depleted medical facility more than $200,000 just to return the units to New Jersey — has been written off as a “miscommunication.”