The San Fernando General Hospital is located in the City of San Fernando and it is considered as the main trauma unit for the Southern region of Trinidad.The hospital provides its patients with many necessary services, some of which are rarely available in other regions and RHAs of the country.The main hospital compound has recently been extended to include the newly outfitted San Fernando Teaching Hospital.

At the San Fernando Teaching Hospital (SFTH), Chancery Lane, we understand how important quality health care is to you and your family.The SFTH Chancery Lane consists of approximately 468,000 square feet of interior space and is conveniently located within walking distance from the main shopping centre on High Street in San Fernando, with the main Bus Station, Water Taxi, Taxi and Maxi Taxi terminals in close proximity. The Main Entrance to the SFTH is located on the Chancery Lane Main Drive on Levels 3 and 4 of the Hospital Campus. The SFTH houses some of the outpatient clinic, diagnostic, pharmacy services and the adult medical and paediatrics wards.

Quick Facts About South-West Regional Health Authority

  • Established: 1995
  • Population: 600,000
  • Motto: Your Partners In Health
  • Surface area: 1/3 of Trinidad
  • North-western boundary: Freeport
  • South-western boundary: Icacos
  • South-eastern boundary: Moruga
  • North-eastern boundary: Tabaquite
  • No. of Hospitals: 2
  • No. of District Health Facilities: 3
  • No. of Health Centres: 31
  • Extended Care Centres: 2

District Health Facilities (DHFs)

There are three District Health Facilities within the South-West Region that provide health carefor clients with medical cases that require additional or specialised treatment. These facilities; the Couva DHF, Princes Town DHF and the Siparia DHF, comprise a health centre and emergency department. Services include primary care, specialist sessions, diagnostic services and 24 hour emergency care.
The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is one of five (5) existing Regional Health Authorities established by the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago under Act No. 5 of 1994 as part of Government's efforts through the Health Sector Reform Programme to decentralise the management and provision of health care in Trinidad and Tobago. The SWRHA is responsible for the administration and management of the San Fernando General Hospital, San Fernnado Teaching Hospital, Area Hospital Point Fortin, the Princes Town District Health Facility, Couva District Health Facility, Siparia District Health Facility and 33 health, outreach and extended care centres located throughout the region.

The South-West Regional Health Authority is in the business of promoting wellness and providing cost-effective, customer-focused health care to the people of the South-West region within the guidelines of the national policy.
To be a dynamic, people-focused organisation providing comprehensive, quality healthcare through inspired and dedicated teams satisfying the needs and aspirations of all stakeholders in a safe and healthy environment.
The South West Regional Health Authority was established 1995 and have been serving the community for more than 50 years. We are committed to providing our patients and visitors with the highest quality of services both within the hospital setting and online.
Board of Directors
  • Chairman- Mrs. Valerie Alleyne-Rawlins
  • Deputy Chairman- Ms. Jayselle McFarlane
  • Ms. Jennifer Marryshow
  • Mr. Stewart Smith
  • Mr. Rennie Gosine
  • Dr.  Malachy Ojuro
  • Mr. Steven Samlalsingh
  • Mr. Anil Bhagowtee
  • Mr. Derek Smith
Executive Management Team
  • Chief Executive Officer : Dr. Brian Armour
  • Chief Operations Officer: Mr. Stephen Alleyne
  • Director of Health :  Dr. Pravinde Ramoutar (Ag.)
  • Medical Director :  Dr. Robin Sinanan
  • General Manager, Nursing: Mrs. Kathyann Elbourne
  • General Manager, Allied Health Services: Ms. Rae-Ann Sammy (Ag.)
  • General Manager, Finance & Supply Chain : Mrs. Gail Miller Meade 
  • General Manager, Operations: Mr. Curtis Meade
  • General Manager, Policy, Planning and Research: Ms. Michelle Murray
  • General Manager Quality Improvement and Risk Management: Ms. Lystra B. Balgobin
  • General Manager, Human Resources: Ms. Denise Thomas
  • Medical Director, Primary Care:  Dr. Pedram Lalla 
  • Nurse Manager:  Ms. Dionne Johnson Sellier
  • Manager, Corporate Communication: Mr. Kevon Gervais
  • Manager, Information and Communication Technology: Mr. Amitkumar Sirjusingh
  • Senior Legal Officer : Ms. Allyson Cudjoe
  • Manager, Hospital Administration San Fernando General Hospital:  Ms. Michelle St. John
  • Manger, Internal Audit: Ms. Andrea Titte-Grant (Ag.) 
  • Manager, Security Services: Mr. Richard Logan
  • Manager, Contracts & Procurement: Mrs. Jael Marcelle 
  • Manager, Warehouse & Inventory: Ms. Dianne Tuitt (Ag.) 
Facilities Manager
  • Facility Manager Area Hospital Point Fortin:    Ms. Sunita Castillo
  • Facility Manager Couva District Health Facility:   Ms. Rena Yearwood
  • Facility Manager Princes Town District Health Facility:  Ms. Juliet Forbes
  • Facility Manager Siparia District Health Facility:  Mr. Kern Webb (Ag.)
  • The South-West Regional Health Authority is responsible for the San Fernando General Hospital, Area Hospital Point Fortin, Couva Distrct Health Facility, Princes Town District Health Facility, Siparia District Health Facility and 33 health, outreach and extended care centres.