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.
The Hospital is a 402-bed facility divided into four major blocks (wings) i.e. Medical, Surgical, Ambulatory Care and Administration. These are sub-divided into Wards, Units and Departments.
The Executive Management Committee consisting of the Hospital Administrator, Medical Chief of Staff, Principal Nursing Officer and Financial Controller, is charged with the responsibility of management, coordination and the administration of the hospital’s services.
Our mission and vision, the essence of our institution, provide us with a purpose for the service we administer. Visionary leadership commits our team to providing quality healthcare for all Bahamians and visitors to our shores. We strive continuously for an evolutionary culture characterized by enhanced services as well as personal and professional growth of our diverse staff, which numbers around 1,800 persons at any one time.
The strength of Princess Margaret Hospital is its broad range of tertiary services and clinical programmes designed to serve the entire Bahamas and a staff that is recognized nationally for the quality of its Patient Care. In combination, these provide the people of the Bahamas and visitors to our shores with a unique resource.
PMH encourages and welcomes family, friends, civic organizations and ecumenical representatives to visit our inpatients.
PMH cares about everyone's health. Patients and visitors are not permitted to smoke in the patient's room nor anywhere inside the hospital building nor on the balconies. Smoking is only permitted outside the building.
Princess Margaret Hospital is certainly your facility of choice in times of illness.