Sint-Elisabeth Hospital

Sint-Elisabeth Hospital was the main hospital on Curaçao, located in the Otrobanda district of Willemstad.[1] A new hospital, Hospital Nobo Otrobanda, to be called the Curaçao Medical Center was built as its replacement.[2] Part of the existing hospital will be demolished. The contract for construction was led and managed by Stichting Ontwikkeling Nederlandse Antillen (Foundation for the Development of the Netherlands Antilles).[3] The costs of running the hospital will be higher because it will have more staff (about 1260) and have to meet management costs and depreciation which it did not do before.[4] The Sint-Elisabeth Hospital closed in November 2019, and was replaced by the Curaçao Medical Center.[5]

The original hospital turned into a museum in 1950


The hospital has a decompression chamber and qualified staff to assist scuba divers suffering from decompression sickness. There is a kidney dialysis unit.

There are 500 beds.[6]


The first nursing home on the site, St. Elisabeth Gasthuis, was founded on 3 December 1855 by Monseigneur Ferdinand Eduard Cornelis Kieckens.


  1. ^ "St. Elisabeth Hospitaal Curaçao". Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Completion Of New Hospital Planned On March 31, 2019". Curacao Chronicle. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Hospital Nobo Otrobanda". EGM. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Operating Costs HNO Much Higher Than SEHOS". Curacao Chronicle. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Ziekenhuis Curaçao op het nippertje goedgekeurd voor opening". Caribisch Netwerk NTR (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  6. ^ "ST ELISABETH HOSPITAL". Electives Net. 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

Coordinates: 12°06′33″N 68°56′21″W / 12.1092°N 68.9391°W / 12.1092; -68.9391