The Minister of Health, Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton officially re-opened the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine on February 6, 2018. The Department was renovated, expanded and equipped at a cost of $144 Million with funding from the National Health Fund. The Department features an expanded waiting area, nebulisation station, six beds in the emergency room and a 10-bed observation area. In addition, the A&E has three examination rooms, a minor operations room and a paediatric observation room. It is fully equipped with a minor operating table, suction machine, crash carts and defibrillator.
The Renovation and Expansion Project forms part of a Redevelopment Project being implemented by the South East Regional Health Authority at the Linstead Public Hospital. In 2017 the Renovation of the Administration Building was completed at a cost of over $21 Million. A Digital X-ray Machine was also purchased at a cost of $24 Million in 2015.
Linstead Hospital is a Type C facility with 52 beds and two wards. Over 30,000 patients are seen annually.