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Bustamante Hospital               for Children (BHC)

The Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) was established on November 6, 1963. It has the distinction of being the only specialist paediatric hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean. With a bed capacity of 279 including a five (5) bed Intensive Care Unit that provides critical care service to critically ill patients.  The Accident and Emergency department operates on a twenty-four-hour basis and sees approximately 50,000 patients per year.  In addition, specialist clinics are held five days per week in the Outpatients Department with approximately 35,000 clinics visits annually. 

This remarkable institution caters to patients from birth to 12 years, providing a comprehensive range of diagnostic, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and ambulatory services in paediatric medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties.

The hospital caters to patients not only from across Jamaica but also from other neighbouring Caribbean countries. The facility was formally a British Military Hospital but was given to the Jamaican Government as a "good will" gesture upon the achievement of Jamaica’s independence on November 6, 1962.

Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC)

Arthur Wint Drive,

Kingston 5
(876) 968-0300-9

Fax: (876) 754-2860

Visiting Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. &

4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.



In fulfillment of our vision we will:

  • Continuously improve the quality and affordability of services delivered to our patients.

  • Invest in developing a highly skilled, satisfied and productive cadre of health care delivery professionals.

  • Use appropriate technology in the delivery of our services.

  • Garner adequate financial resources and ensure its optimal use.

  • Be good corporate citizens, conforming to government regulations, adhering to the highest standards of medical practice, and contributing to the development of our community.

  • Adhere to generally acceptable environmental practices.

To be a world-class provider of Paediatric Health Care Services.


  • Cardiology

  • Neonatology

  • Pulmonology

  • Neurology

  • Nephrology

  • Child Mental Health

  • Dermatology

  • Paediatric Surgery

  • Paediatric Urology

  • Neurosurgery

  • Orthopaedics

  • Hematology and Oncology

  • Plastic surgery

  • Dental

  • Ophthalmology

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Ears Nose and Throat

  • Radiology

  • Physiotherapy

  • Pharmacy

  • Laboratory

  • Dietary

  • Social Work

  • Burn Unit

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