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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    Caribbean
  • Jurisdiction
    Jamaica
  • Organisation
    Nursing Council of Jamaica
  • Address

    Postal Address
    The Towers 6th Floor
    25 Dominican Drive,
    Kingston 5
    Jamaica, W.I

    Location Address
    The Towers 6th Floor
    25 Dominican Drive,
    Kingston 5
    Jamaica, W.I.

  • Phone
    +876 926 6042
  • Fax
    n/a
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Theresa Boyne
    Registrar
  • Regulatory Body

    The Nursing Council of Jamaica is established under the Nurse and Midwives Act 1966. The Council shall have power to control the training and practice of nurses, midwives and assistant nurses and to register nurses and midwives and enroll assistant nurses. The Council reports to the Minister for Health.

  • Health System

    Jamaica has developed a large and complex public network of primary care centres and hospitals around the country, offering an extensive array of services, frequently for free or below cost. The rising costs of health care resources, which are largely imported, and devaluation of the Jamaican currency have widened the gap between available and required resources. In response to this situation, the Government is engaged in health sector reform with the assistance of several technical cooperation agencies.

    Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in the private health care sector. It is estimated that 75% of ambulatory care of a curative nature is delivered in the private sector, while most hospital and preventive services are provided largely in the public sector.
    http://www.paho.org/English/sha/prfljam.htm (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Map
    18.109581, -77.297508
  • User