The General Hospital is located in the Capital city of St. Georges and is the main referral hospital with a capacity of one hundred and ninety eight (198) beds. It is the primary hospital to receive patients who suffer a stroke or trauma or any of the above diagnoses but it did not have a CT scanner on site. Patients had to be referred to private institutions to obtain the CT scan and these institutions do not provide this service twenty (24) hours a day. In Grenada, cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic pulmonary diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. In addition, these complications and co-morbidities are the leading causes for admission to the General Hospital.
Through funding from The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, the Ministry of Health, Social Security and International Business was able to procure a 128 Slice CT Scanner for the General Hospital that will aid in providing better health care delivery which can lead to enhanced efficiency and effective use of Grenada’s already limited and finite resources. The CT scanner will benefit 100,000+ of the Grenadian population of which approximately 40% are under the age of 25 years and also will also benefit the 160,000+ tourists who visit annually.