The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)
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The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is a non-profit publicly funded facility built in 1952. It was previously named the Bahamas General Hospital, and was renamed in 1955 in honour of the visit of the Queen of Englands sister, Princess Margaret, to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
The Princess Margaret Hospital is a comprehensive Healthcare System, providing primary, secondary and tertiary health services. It is the premier referral centre in the country, acclaimed for its Neonatal Intensive Care capacity, and with a level one Trauma Centre. The institution is continuing to develop its deep history as an Academic / Teaching Hospital.
The Hospital is a 405-bed facility (288 Adults, 68 Paediatric and 19 Cots/Cribs) divided into four major blocks (wings) i.e. Medical, Surgical, Ambulatory Care and Administration. These are sub-divided into Wards, Units and Departments.
The Executive Management Committee consisting of the Hospital Administrator, Medical Chief of Staff, Principal Nursing Officer and Financial Controller, is charged with the responsibility of management, coordination and the administration of the hospitals services.
Our mission and vision, the essence of our institution, provide us with a purpose for the service we administer. Visionary leadership commits our team to providing quality healthcare for all Bahamians and visitors to our shores. We strive continuously for an evolutionary culture characterized by enhanced services as well as personal and professional growth of our diverse staff, which numbers around 1800 persons at any one time.
The strength of Princess Margaret Hospital is its broad range of tertiary services and clinical programmes designed to serve the entire Bahamas and a staff that is recognized nationally for the quality of its Patient Care. In combination, these provide the people of the Bahamas and visitors to our shores with a unique resource.
PMH encourages and welcomes family, friends, civic organizations and ecumenical representatives to visit our inpatients. In consideration of this, we have daily visiting hours as follows:
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays
6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. All days other than Wednesday & Sunday
PMH cares about everyone's health. Patients and visitors are not permitted to smoke in the patient's room nor anywhere inside the hospital building nor on the balconies. Smoking is only permitted outside the building.
Chief Hospital Administrator Mrs. Coralie Adderley
Medical Chief of Staff Dr. Patrick Whitfield
Principal Nursing Officer Mrs. Emily Osadebay
Financial Controller Mr. Phillip Greenslade
Post Office Box N-8200
Telephone (242) 322-2861
Facsimile: (242) 326-8804
Administration: (242) 322-2861 Ext 3000
Business Office (General) (242) 325-2038
Business Office (Private Services) (242) 356-6185
Senior Citizen / Family Island Desk (242) 322-2861 Ext. 3388/9
Patient Relations: (242) 328-8015
Customer Service: (242) 502-7879
Specialist services are conducted by fully qualified physicians having British, American and Canadian Board Certification as well as post-graduate qualifications or equivalent from the University of the West Indies.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Oncology
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