A Statutory Body of the

South East Regional Health Authority

National Chest Hospital

National Chest Hospital
35 ½ Barbican Road
Kingston 6
Phone: (876) 970-0655, 977-7793 | Fax: (876) 977-6903
Visiting Hours:11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 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

The National Chest Hospital, formally known as the King George V Sanatorium was constructed in 1938 and officially opened in 1940 as a 222 bed facility for the isolation and management of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis – the main cause of death in Jamaica at that time. In 1967 surgical treatment of tuberculosis was discontinued due to the efficacy of drug treatment...