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Hospiten inaugurates a new hospital in Jamaica, the group’s fifteenth hospital in the world

Posted on 09-10-2015

Representatives of the Jamaican government, together with the president of the Canary company Hospiten, have inaugurated the new hospital in the tourist resort of Montego Bay.

The Canary healthcare group has invested 15 million euros and has hired more than 300 people to open the new center, which will be the only private hospital in Jamaica outside Kingston with an intensive care unit.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, October 8 2015: The Hospiten Group has inaugurated a new hospital in Jamaica offering medical services for the resident population and the many tourists visiting the Montego Bay area, and taking a step further in their international expansion plan.

The Jamaican ministers of health and tourism, Dr. Fenton Ferguson and Dr. Wykeham McNeill respectively, representing the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller, and the president of the Hospiten Group, Pedro Luis Cobiella, in addition to other members of the Jamaican government, local authorities, hotel owners and other leading business people attended the inauguration of the new hospital, located on the north coast of the country.

The hospital is the fifteenth the Hospiten Group, of 100% per cent Canary capital, has around the world, as the group has centers in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica.

To carry out the project, which will be the only private hospital in Jamaica outside the capital, Kingston, to have an intensive care unit, the Canary healthcare group has invested 20 million dollars and created over 300 jobs.

The center has 22 beds, seven emergency boxes, 2 operating rooms, a birthing room and 8 outpatients’ consultation rooms. The modern facilities are equipped with a CT scanner, mammography, x-ray and ultrasound. There will be specialized services in Gynecology and Obstetrics, General Medicine, Orthopedics and Trauma, Cardiology, Urology and Internal Medicine. The center will also offer General Surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Dermatology and Dentistry.

The president of Hospiten pointed out that “this project has been made possible thanks to the support of the Prime Minister and of the Jamaican political authorities”, He also stressed “the energy and vision of the Hospiten team, who have worked so hard to make this new, first-rate hospital a reality: a 3-floor hospital with a surface area of 4,529 m2”.

“Tourism and Hospiten have walked hand in hand for many years. We are aware that Jamaica is growing as a quality tourist destination, and so we at Hospiten are working to meet the needs of this beautiful island by working to improve the healthcare services”, stated Dr. Cobiella, whilst acknowledging the support of the Minister of Tourism and Leisure in Jamaica, Wykeham McNeill.

Since 2008, Jamaica has become a priority destination for Hospiten, where the company currently has 13 ambulatory health centers, open under their registered brand Clinic Assist and located in the different tourist resorts around the island, in Montego Bay Airport and in Falmouth Port.

Excellence in our service, international standards of quality, global care, attention to detail and the personal touch will be the hallmark of the new Hospiten Montego Bay.

The design of the new hospital was planned in accordance with international and Jamaican building codes, technical and safety requirements to provide the very best in healthcare services.