Port of Spain General Hospital

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Port of Spain General Hospital
Location Charlotte Street, City of Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Care system North West Regional Health Authority
Hospital type General
Emergency department Yes

Port of Spain General Hospital is a public hospital in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The main building was once a Colonial hospital constructed in 1855, using local stone and imported brick facing to provide a Classical style facade. 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[1]

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.


  1. ^ "Rebuilding of the General Hospital, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies; Architects: Devereux & Davies". Interbuild: 28–30. May 1961. 

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