SAN FERNANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL

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
  • Dr. Shalini Pooransingh
  • Mr. Keith McDonald
  • Mr. Rennie Gosine
  • Dr.  Saed Rahaman
  • Dr. Windsor Frederick
  • Mr. Anil Bhagowtee
 
Executive Management Team
  • Chief Executive Officer:    Mrs. Gail Miller-Meade
  • Chief Operations Officer:    Vacant
  • Director of Health:    Dr. Albert Persaud 
  • Medical Director (Ag):    Dr. Pravinde Ramoutar
  • General Manager, Nursing:    Mrs. Kathyann Elbourne
  • General Manager, Allied Health Services:     Mrs. Indra Maharaj
  • General Manager, Finance & Supply Chain (Ag.):    Mr. Shamead Bhim
  • General Manager, Operations:    Mr. Wayne Homer
  • General Manager, Policy, Planning and Research:    Mr. Mohan Ramjit
  • General Manager, Human Resources:    Ms. Denise Thomas
  • Medical Director, Primary Care:    Dr. Dale Sookoo
  • Manager, Quality Improvement:    Mrs. Seromanie Rampersad-Debideen
  • Nurse Manager:    Mrs. Sherma Alexander-Campbell
  • Manager, Corporate Communication:    Ms. Crystal Marcano
  • Manager, Information and Communication Technology:  Ms. Janelle C. Alexander
  • Senior Legal Officer :   Ms. Allyson Cudjoe
 
Facilities Manager
  • Manager, Hospital Administration San Fernando General Hospital:  Ms. Michelle St. John
  • Facility Manager Area Hospital Point Fortin:    Ms. Juliet Forbes
  • Facility Manager Couva District Health Facility:   Ms. Rena Yearwood
  • Facility Manager Princes Town District Health Facility:  Ms. Sunita Castillo
  • Facility Manager Siparia District Health Facility: (Ag.):  Ms. Krystal Richardson
 
Facilities
  • 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.