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Posted on 10/02/2021 in Health & Wellness

Things to Know About Hospitals in Jamaica

Things to Know About Hospitals in Jamaica

Things to Know About Hospitals in Jamaica


Although Jamaica, is classified as a "Third World Country," I, on the other hand, choose to think of us as not "third world." Our hospital facilities have been a concern for many over the decade since we gained our Independence from England. But I believe we have come a far way from 50 years ago. 


Hospitals in Jamaica


Jamaica has the largest Children's Hospital, which is The Bustamante Children's Hospital. It serves many of our sick children here in Jamaica and the Caribbean. There is the Kingston Public Hospital, which is the largest Trauma hospital in the Caribbean. The University Hospital of The West Indies; the largest teaching hospital in the region and the largest on the island. Not to mention The Cornwall Regional Hospital is amongst one of the oldest. 


Should you venture to access any of the facilities, although they all need some kinds of upgrade; the service is in my estimation to be 75-80% care given. And this is because of the many needed equipment of a modern nature that the hospitals are seeking to get. My concern is; there needs to be more private sector assistance in ensuring we have at least most of our Class1 level hospitals here in Jamaica adequately quipped to serve the country and the wider Caribbean. 


Jamaica is not short of hospitals; we only need the upgrades in bed space and equipment to be classified as amongst the best in the region. 


Listings of Hospitals in Jamaica


Chinese Sanitarium

Hope Institute

Andrews Memorial Hospital (private)

Bellevue Hospital (BVH)

Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC)

Kingston Public Hospital (KPH)

Medical Associates Hospital (private)

el shaddai medical centre Jamaica

National Chest Hospital (NCH)

Nuttall Memorial Hospital (private)

St. Joseph's Hospital

University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI)

Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH)

Heart Institute of the Caribbean

Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Center

Maxfield Park Medical Center

Gynae Associates Hospital (private)


Portland Parish

Buff Bay Hospital

Port Antonio Hospital


Saint Thomas Parish

Princess Margaret Hospital


Middlesex County


Clarendon Parish

Chapelton Hospital

May Pen Hospital

Lionel Town Community Hospital


Manchester Parish

Hargreaves Hospital (Private)

Mandeville Hospital

Percy Junior (Spalding Community) Hospital


Saint Ann Parish

St. Ann's Bay Hospital

Alexandria Community Hospital


Saint Catherine Parish

Linstead Hospital

Spanish Town Hospital


Saint Mary Parish

Annotto Bay Hospital

Port Maria Hospital


Cornwall County

Noel Holmes Hospital

Saint Elizabeth Parish[edit]

Black River Hospital


Saint James Parish

Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH)

Montego Bay Hospital(private)

Doctors Hospital

Hospiten Montego Bay(private)

Trinity Mall Medical(private)


Trelawny Parish

Falmouth Hospital (Falmouth, Jamaica)



Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital

Royale Medical Centre



Noel Holmes Hospital


For a tiny island like Jamaica to have so many hospitals to serve almost 3,000,000,000 people and the wider Caribbean, I believe we are doing very well. Located across the length and breadth of Jamaica should you need a consult or any medical service, you can source contact information on WhyNotJA Ltd, and 


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