The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment is the umbrella body charged with the provision of healthcare, wellness services and environmental management and safety in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The multiply nature of St. Vincent and the Grenadines means that health care services must be duplicated on all of the populated islands. St. Vincent and the Grenadines boasts thirty nine (39) health clinics, one (1) polyclinic, five (5) rural hospitals and one acute care and referral point hospital which is the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. By the end of 2016 they anticipate that the number of polyclinics will increase to three (3). Added to this, SVG is the hub for operations of the World Pediatric Project, who provides sub-specialty care to children from throughout the region free of cost to the clients. These services are provided at least once monthly throughout the year and include plastic surgery, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and general surgery.
The Ministry currently manages six (6) programs divided into 18 sub programmes including the main health facility the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, which in itself carries eighteen (18) units or departments.