It is the vision of the Hospital that it will, in addition to being the best laid out hospital in the Caribbean,
become the standard bearer of excellence in clinical patient care, staff morale and customer service.
May Pen Hospital is located in South Central Clarendon and is situated on Muirhead Avenue on
the Western side of the town of May Pen. The eighteen (18) acres of land on which it is built is known as
"Denbigh" and is in close proximity to the Farmers' Agricultural Show Grounds. This parcel of land was
donated for the purpose, to the government, by the former Custos Muirhead of Clarendon.
On December 12, 1974 the hospital was officially opened by the then Prime Minister, Hon. Micheal
Manely to serve the people of May Pen and its environs. Initially this Type C hospital had a capacity of (50)
The medical and nursing staff cadre then comprise of:
1 Consultant in General Surgery
1 Junior Doctor
18 Nursing Personnel
In 1976, with the addition of Paediatrics and Maternity, the bed capacity increased to seventy-six
(76) beds. As the population of May Pen grew between the periods 1970 - 1984 by 57.8% and 1984 - 1991 by 20%,
the health facilities were deemed to be no longer adequate to serve the needs of the population.
Government's commitment to Health Reform resulted in the launch of the Hospital Restoration Project (HRP).
It was under this project that the new structure was built and officially opened in November 1997. It was the first
hospital to be built in the twenty-six (26) years since the Cornwall Regional Hospital was opened. This beautiful
design and attractive edifice with its ambiance and spacious green lawns is regarded as the best laid- out health
facility in the Caribbean Region. This facility has a capacity of 150 beds, but was intended to be opened on a phased
basis commencing with a complement of 86 beds. It is categorized as a Type "C" hospital with a difference.
In the strategic plan for the transition from a type "C" to "B" the following issues were carefully examined:
The increasing population
The lifestyle diseases
Health and Legal issues
The shrinking budget
In the upgrading and expansion process the following milestones have been achieved: Staffing:
The complement of Junior Doctors increased by 150%
Two (2) additional consultant specialists employed
Additional nursing personnel hired
The recruitment of additional support staff
The following clinics and services have been put in place:
Opening of an additional ward
24 hour service in
Patient Admission System
If you are in the South and have the intention of seeking medical care or employment,
we invite you to choose May Pen Hospital.
CEO, Mr. St. Andrade Sinclair
SMO, Dr. Bradley Edwards
DNS, Yvonne Brown-Smith
Customer Service Standard
Customer service is essential to effective service delivery and the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has been working assiduosly to improve and to implement systems to improve standards of customer service delivery.
In 2011, a customer service hotline was launched in an effort to improve client relations and enhance service delivery at health facilities within the region. Through this hotline, clients will be able to register complaints or compliments regarding service received.
To enable the health and well-being of residents in Clarendon, Manchester and St. Elizabeth by providing access to quality healthcare through a suitable and responsive healthcare delivery system that is family centered, customer focused and stakeholder driven.
Healthy people in healthy familes, in a clean and safe environment