Business View Caribbean October/November 2018

34 35 T he Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) is a 215-bed hospital serving the 110,000 inhabitants of St. Vincent and the Grena- dines. The hospital was originally called the Colonial Hospital, built in the early 19th century by the British government under the colonial system, and later renamed Kingstown General Hospital. In the late 1800s, the Imperial Parliament granted per- mission for construction of a new wing, which was opened in 1889, and contained a total of seven beds. In 1914, the Princess Mary Louise wing was complet- ed, and used mainly as nurses’ quarters. The facility went through a variety of restructuring and refurbishment projects in the early 1900s, then, in 1994, two intensive care beds were established, bringing capacity to 211 beds. In 2002, Kingstown General became Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, in IMPROVING HEALTHCARE