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There are 318 clinics and health centres and 24 hospitals operating within the public health system.

Clinics and Health Centres offer:

  • Care for patients with minor emergencies and wounds.
  • Dietary management for patients with chronic diseases and provide assessment for follow-up care.
  • Fixed operating hours and are free of cost to the public.

 

Hospitals offer:

  • Surgeries and provide care for medical cases that require specialists and consultants.
  • No user fees, however, hospitals which are partially funded by the GOJ require patients to pay a registration fee.
  • 24-hour short- or long-term care.

 

Classification of Hospitals

GOJ hospitals are categorised as either being Type A, B or C in accordance with the types of services that they offer, as well as their bed capacity.

In addition, there are six (6) GOJ specialist hospitals that are not classified as Type A, B or C. These are the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Belleview Hospital, the National Chest Hospital, the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre and the Hope Institute.

 

Type A  Type B Type C
·Over

400 beds

 

· Several

operating theatres and

specialists

 

·Final referral for other types of hospitals

 

·Inpatient/ outpatient services/ general surgery, general medicine, obstetrics/ gynaecology, paediatrics/ anaesthetics

 

·X-ray/lab services

 

Approximately 300 beds

 

· Fewer specialists on staff

 

·Inpatient/ outpatient services/

general surgery, general medicine, obstetrics/ gynaecology, paediatrics/ anaesthetics

 

· X-ray/lab services

 

· Approximately 60 to 95 beds

 

· Fewer specialists on staff

 

·Limited inpatient/ outpatient services/general surgery/ obstetrics/
gynaecology, paediatrics/ anaesthetics

 

· X-ray/lab services

 

 

For additional information, contact:

Ministry of Health and Wellness

10-16 Grenada Way

Kingston 5

Tel: 876-633-8103, 876-633-7433

Email: pr@moh.gov.jm

Website: www.moh.gov.jm

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