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Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre (SJGRC)

Formerly the Mona Rehabilitation Centre is a sixty-six (66) bed hospital which started in 1954 during Poliomyelitis (polio) epidemic. The Centre, which was founded by Sir John Golding, a British Orthopaedic Surgeon, served as the only centre in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean, which catered for the rehabilitation of patients afflicted with polio. Today, there is only one such other facility, located in Trinidad and Tobago. As such, the institution now caters to patients with congenital illnesses, spinal cord injury and severe rehabilitation needs.

Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Hospital (SJGRH)

7 Golding Avenue
Kingston 7
876-927-2504 or 876-977-1469 
Visiting Hours: 12noon to 1:00 p.m. &

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


The Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre exists to provide quality rehabilitative health care services to patients with physical alterations of body functions, regardless of social or financial status, cultural or religious beliefs.

The health care professionals are committed to work as a team meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well being of each individual, so that they can realise their optimal potential and re-enter society to live useful, productive and satisfactory lives.


Our vision is to provide high quality and accessible rehabilitative services in Jamaica and the Caribbean that will enable individuals who were born with or acquire alteration of body functions to receive empowerment, so that they can live useful, satisfying and productive lives.


  • Patients with congenital illnesses

  • Spinal cord injury and severe rehabilitation needs

  • Speech therapy

  • Medical Care for Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Occupational Therapy (external)

  • Physiotherapy

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