The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Q.E.H) in Barbados is a unique community where all of its departments contribute directly or indirectly to the care of the patients. The service of the hospital entails all of the activities involved in the care of patients from the time they enter the threshold of the institution, continues through their treatment and rehabilitation, until they are capable of resuming their normal activities.


This institution was opened on November 14, 1964 in Barbados as an acute care facility, which sought to address the medical, surgical, clinical and treatment needs of the Caribbean and to serve as a teaching hospital for those seeking a career in the medical profession.


At the time of opening, the Q.E.H was a four hundred and sixty-four (464) bed facility offering services in the areas of Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Dental Care, Ulcers and Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialisations.


Over the last forty-two years, the hospital has expanded its current bed capacity to six hundred with one Ward closed for renovations. The number of services has grown to include Paediatrics ICU, Delivery Suite, Gynaecology, Neurology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Invasive Cardiac Care, Radiotherapy, Haematology and Urology.


Their Vision is “to be the leader among healthcare facilities in the region by delivering healthcare services of the highest quality, ever improving the standards we set”


Services Available at the Q.E.H

• Delivery Suite
• Dental Care
• Dermatology
• Dietary
• General Surgery
• Gynaecology
• Haematology
• Invasive Cardiac Care
• Medicine
• Neurology
• Nose and Throat (ENT)
• Ophthalmology
• Orthopedics
• Paediatrics ICU
• Psychiatry
• Radiotherapy
• Social Services
• Ulcers and Ears
• Urology


Patient Information

Admission Procedure
All patients for admission MUST be admitted through the Central Admissions Office of the Medical Records Department between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and through the Accident and Emergency Department at other times including Holidays and weekends.


What To Bring
• Night Dresses or Pajamas
• Wash Cloths
• Dressing Gown
• Slippers
• Soap
• Mouthwash
• Bath Towel
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Body Powder
• Lotion
• Comb and Brush


Financial/Insurance InformationPrivate/Semiprivate Patients
Insured persons can take their valid Insurance card to the Accounts Department and fill out the required Insurance form which can be obtained from this department.


Uninsured persons can make cash deposits with the Accounts Department. Charges are made for Telephone service on the private wards.


Going Home

For a temporary leave of absence, you must first obtain permission from your physician
If you insist on discharging yourself from hospital against medical advice, we require you to sign a “Self-Discharge Form”


Emergency Contact Information

Emergency Numbers
Hospital (246) 436-6450
Ambulance Service 511
Ambulance Service Dispatch Desk ext. 6497
Fire 311
Police 211
General Numbers
Security ext. 6421/6463
Direct Number (246) 228-6989
Chief Executive Officer ext. 6226
Accident & Emergency Operator ext. 5514/5516/5537/5540
Medical Records (Inquiries) ext. 6265
Hospital Taxi Association

(246) 427-0443


Click here for further information on the services offered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados or contact them via the following:- Martindales Road, St Michael, Barbados BB11155. Telephone number (246) 436-6450, Fax number (246) 429-5374 or Email: .




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