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Andrew’s Memorial Hospital Celebrates 80 Years of Healthcare Excellence

Prime Minister Holness Commends Institution’s Milestone Achievement

Kingston, Jamaica – Andrew’s Memorial Hospital (AMH) in Kingston commemorated its 80th anniversary with a reverent church service at Andrew’s Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church on Saturday, April 6. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, lauded the institution as a symbol of excellence in the healthcare sector, attributing its success to the dedication of staff, the support of donors, and its evolution from a modest facility to a beacon of hope and healing.

Mr. Holness, addressing the congregation, celebrated AMH’s journey from its inception with a bed capacity of 45 to its current status as a 64-bed facility equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. He emphasized the hospital’s holistic approach to healthcare, which encompasses a wide range of services including outpatient care, dental clinics, imaging and laboratory services, a pharmacy, and a vegetarian cafeteria.

Highlighting the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s role as a steadfast ally in combating non-communicable diseases, the Prime Minister expressed optimism about the government’s commitment to investing in the healthcare sector. He acknowledged the existing challenges but remained hopeful that ongoing investments would lead to a transformation in the health system.

In his address, Mr. Holness extended a charge to the leadership, staff, and associates of AMH, urging them to continue their noble cause of healing and compassion. He encouraged them to embrace the future with optimism and innovation, guided by principles of faith, love, and holistic health.

The anniversary theme, ’80 Years – Honouring the Past, Embracing the Future: Healing, Compassion, Innovation’, encapsulates Andrew’s Memorial Hospital’s dedication to its mission and its commitment to evolving with the times while staying true to its core principles.


The celebration of Andrew’s Memorial Hospital’s 80th anniversary is not just a milestone for the institution but also a testament to the resilience and dedication of Jamaica’s healthcare sector. Prime Minister Holness’s recognition of AMH’s achievements underscores the importance of healthcare excellence in the nation’s development. As Jamaica continues to navigate healthcare challenges, investments and support for institutions like Andrew’s Memorial Hospital are vital for ensuring the well-being of the population. The theme of ‘Honouring the Past, Embracing the Future’ reflects a forward-looking approach to healthcare, emphasizing innovation and compassion in the pursuit of a healthier society.

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