A Statutory Body of the

South East Regional Health Authority

Bustamante Hospital for Children

Bustamante Hospital for Children
Arthur Wint Drive
Kingston 5
Phone: (876) 926-5721
Fax:(876) 929-3076
Visiting Hours:10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 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


  • General Paediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Neonatology
  • Pulmonology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Child Mental Health
  • Dermatology
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Paediatric Urology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Dental
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cardiothoracic
  • ENT
  • Radiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Dietary
  • Social Work

The Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC)has the distinction of being the only specialist paediatric hospital in the English Speaking Caribbean. With a bed capacity of 253, 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 not only patients from across Jamaica, but other neighbouring Caribbean countries. The facility was formally a British Military Hospital but was given to the Jamaican Government as a ‘good will’ gesture on the achievement of Jamaica’s Independence on November 6, 1962.