Port of Spain General Hospital

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Port of Spain General Hospital
NWRHA
Geography
LocationUpper Charlotte Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Coordinates10°39′43″N 61°30′31″W / 10.661920°N 61.508677°W / 10.661920; -61.508677Coordinates: 10°39′43″N 61°30′31″W / 10.661920°N 61.508677°W / 10.661920; -61.508677
Organisation
Care systemNorth West Regional Health Authority
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeGeneral
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds554[1]
History
Founded1858

Port of Spain General Hospital is a public hospital in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The main building was once a Colonial hospital that began construction in 1854,[2] using local stone and imported brick facing to provide a Classical style facade. The official opening of the hospital was in 1858.[2] The exterior has been maintained while the interior has been adapted for modern medical practice, mostly in work around 1960 directed by the UK architects Devereux and Davies and including murals by the Trinidadian artist Althea McNish.[3]

The hospital is located on Upper Charlotte Street in the city and serves as the main hospital for the North West Region of Trinidad, the most densely populated region in the island. Among its services are obstetric and gynecological care, outpatient medical care, surgical specialties such as orthopaedics and plastic surgery, therapeutic support and emergency care. It also serves as a teaching hospital to medical students from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus.

This Institution falls under the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Statistical Report 2009-2011". Trinidad and Tobago: Ministry of Health. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Dixon, Bobie-Lee (2 June 2008). "Undying service as PoS hospital marks 150 years". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Rebuilding of the General Hospital, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies; Architects: Devereux & Davies". Interbuild: 28–30. May 1961.

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