Public Hospitals Authority
DESCRIPTION:The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) was established in July 1999 by an Act of Parliament (1998) as a public corporation responsible for the management and development of the public hospital system in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. By virtue of this Act, the PHA was vested with the powers, rights, privileges and ownership, of all land, buildings, movable property and undertakings of the hospitals that were previously held by the government.
Princess Margaret Hospital
DESCRIPTION:The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is a non-profit publicly funded facility built in 1952. It was previously named the Bahamas General Hospital, and was renamed in 1955 in honour of the visit of the Queen of England’s sister, Princess Margaret, to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Princess Margaret Hospital is a comprehensive Healthcare System, providing primary, secondary and tertiary health services. It is the premier referral centre in the country, acclaimed for its Neonatal Intensive Care capacity, and with a level one Trauma Centre. The institution is continuing to develop its deep history as an Academic / Teaching Hospital.
DESCRIPTION:The facility provides primary, specialty and subspecialty care both on an in-patient and out-patient basis, including acute care, emergency, medical, surgical, obstetric, laboratory services and the latest in imaging technology. Doctors Hospital features a three-room operating suite, eight-bed intensive care unit, the latest diagnostic equipment including CAT scan, nuclear medicine, X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, MRI, full scale clinical laboratory, rehabilitation services department, and a maternity wing equipped with a newborn nursery.
DESCRIPTION:The Geriatric Hospital is the only Government Medical Residential Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Facility which provides fulltime, in-patient healthcare for older citizens, who cannot be cared for at home, or whose relatives are unable to afford adequate medical home care.
DESCRIPTION:The Cancer Society continues its educational programme, increasing public awareness to all forms of cancer, the importance of screening for cancer of the cervix, breast and prostate as a method of prevention and early detection and treatment. The Society also plans to establish more Family Island Branches and to work closely with the Ministry of Health to develop a Cancer Registry in The Bahamas. It also is raising funds for the construction of a Cancer Care Centre