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National Chest Hospital (NCH)

The National Chest Hospital officially opened in 1940 during the tuberculosis outbreak in Jamaica. It was at that time known as the King George V Sanatorium. This institution initially served as a facility for the isolation and management of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis. The National Chest Hospital has increased its bed capacity by 40% to manage COVID-19 patients. In addition, the hospital has implemented its surge plan where an additional twenty (20) beds were used for the management of COVID-19 patients, this would reduce regular operation. Currently, the institution continues to do its best to manage the patients.

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35 ½ Barbican Road
Kingston 6
(876) 927-0000 or (876) 970-1205
Visiting Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


To provide our customers with reliable quality health care for all types of chest conditions.

  • Provide preventative, diagnostic curative and rehabilitative care.

  • Provide a safe and therapeutic environment for our customers.

  • Provide opportunities in education, training, clinical practice and research for health professionals.


To be the institution providing a high quality of complete and comprehensive range of specialised services, which facilitate speedy recovery of our customers.


  • Adult Pulmonology

  • Fibre-optic and rigid bronchoscopy

  • Endobronchial and open lung biopsies

  • Pleural biopsies

  • Thoracoscopy (limited),

  • Open resection of lung lesions

  • Diagnosis and management of infectious diseases of the lung and pleura

  • Rigid Oesophagoscopy

  • Surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus in adults

  • Ambulatory Surgery

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Outpatient Dermatology

  • Pharmacy

  • Phisiotherapy

  • Radiology

  • Dental

  • Dietetics

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