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Hope Institute


Hope Institute, which was the brainchild of the Jamaica Cancer Society, opened its doors in March 1963 as a free hospital for cancer patients. It started out as a 52-bed hospital and was managed by consultative committee.


The aim of the Cancer Society was to provide treatment and care, comparable to that available in private institutions and facilities overseas, at little or no charge to cancer patients. The Institute functions as hospice which facilitates the furthering of cancer treatment, working in tandem with the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Hope Institute (HI)

Elleston Flats
Kingston 7
(876) 927- 2887 or 927--2111
Visiting Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


To become the hospital of choice for oncology and palliative care, through the provisions of superior services to patients with cancer at all stages of their illness, and to educate health professionals and the wider community.

Our mission will be operationalised through the following goals:

  • To educate patients, relatives and the wider community about early detection and cancer preventative measures


Working together to achieve excellence in oncology and palliative care


  • Radiotherapy

  • Chemotherapy

  • Terminal care

  • Respite care

  • Symptom control

  • Counselling

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