Georgetown Public Hospital

District General Hospital | Georgetown, Guyana

Hospital description

The Georgetown Public Hospital, in Georgetown, Guyana, is the country’s largest hospital and the main referral hospital. Its Seaman’s Ward, the oldest section, was constructed in 1838. The hospital is government-run with a capacity of 600 beds, although currently only around 400 beds are operated, mainly due to a shortage of trained medical personnel. The Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Center is fairly new and houses the Accident and Emergency Department. There are four main operating theatres and an additional two minor-surgery rooms. There is also an eight-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with state-of-the-art equipment.
The hospital has recently been rebuilt, although it still lacks staff and equipment. It deals mainly with tuberculosis, cardiovascular disease and AIDS.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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