Cornwall Regional Hospital

‘Excellence in Health Care Delivery for Community Building’

Telephone: (876) 952-5100 Fax: 952-4149

Cornwall Regional Hospital is a Type ‘A’ hospital and is the only hospital outside of Kingston that provides most of the specialist services. It is located in Mt. Salem, St. James and is a 10-storey, 400-bed capacity, baby-friendly, multidisciplinary institution. They practice all “10 steps to successful breastfeeding” as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF.


Our Mission

is to play a leading role in the provision of world class accessible health services to clients in a caring and friendly environment through teamwork and dedication.

We strive to attain and maintain prescribed standards, providing accessible services in an effective, efficient and timely manner using good interpersonal relations, resulting in satisfied clients.


Find Us

at Mount Salem, Montego Bay, P.O. Box 900, St. James, Jamaica.


Historical Profile

The Cornwall Regional Hospital was the first multidisciplinary hospital constructed in Jamaica since the building of the University Hospital 21 years before. At the time it was considered one of the most elaborate and sophisticated institutions of its kind in the world. It was the largest single investment made by the Jamaican Government.

It was built to meet the total health needs of the County of Cornwall (see a map of Jamaica for county boundaries), hence the name Cornwall Regional Hospital. It is the main hospital of four in the Western Regional Health Authority, the other three being Noel Holmes Public General Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, Falmouth Public General in Falmouth, Trelawny, and the Savanna-la-mar Public General in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland.


Services Offered

Medical Care & Specialist Services

24 Hour Casualty / Accident & Emergency (A&E)
General Surgical Procedures
Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G)
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
Ophthalmology (Eye)
Plastic and Re-Constructive Service
Critical Care (ICU)
Renal Dialysis
Outpatient Clinics
Bedside Nursing
Medical Nursing
Paediatric Surgery


Radiology (X-Ray)


Radiotherapy & Oncology
Dietary (including full-service cafeteria)

Other Services

Patient Affairs
Housekeeping and Portering
Blood Collection (Blood Bank)
24 Hour Security