Geriatric Services

The Geriatric Hospital was opened in 1965 by the Honorable Sir Roland Symonette Premier of the Bahamas Islands.  The Minister of Health at that time was the Honourable Foster Clarke M.H.A.

The Geriatric Hospital opened with a total of four (4) wards, Culmers, McClennan, Cruickshank, Thompson Wards at that time, the children’s ward that housed the physically and mentally Subnormal Children. The wards were named in honour of expatriate doctors who served on the medical staff at the inception of the hospital. The Hospital’s first patient’s population consisted of persons from the community, the Psychiatric wards, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre and the Prospect Hospital.

Goal and Objective

Striving for Excellence of comprehensive health care, contributing to the total well-being of the elderly.

Purpose of the Geriatric Hospital

To Demonstrate Proficiency through quality efficient care delivery systems and evidence based practices

Our Clients Come From

  • Princess Margaret Hospital Accident and Emergency and the general wards
  • Ann’s Town and Fox Hill Gerontology Clinic
  • Family Islands
  • Senior Citizens Home
  • In house admissions and transfers


Special Projects

  • Adopt a Grand Parent
  • Pearls and Gems Café
  • Monthly Birthday Club
  • Grandparents Day
  • Breakfast in Bed
  • Grandparents/Grandchildren Luncheon
  • Ward Support Group
  • Game Night
  • Fun Painting and Colouring Night
  • Evening Walks


Ann’s Town Clinic -Clinic for senior citizens is held on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Fox Hill Clinic – Clinic for senior citizens and podiatry patients held the last Friday of each month at 8:00 a.m.

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