Who we are
Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children is the largest free of charge Pediatric Hospital in Sri Lanka. It serves as the national referral center for pediatric care for Sri Lanka. Once deemed to be the largest Children’s Hospital in South Asia, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) is working with a vision of becoming the best health care center for children in South Asia by 2025.
Home to more than 25 specialties and more than 40 units, this hospital has more than 1016 in wards beds and it treats children below 14 years of age from all over the country. It has all supportive services required to provide quality patient care. With annual Admissions of 84299, total OPD visits 647138, LRH indeed does an unsung service to the nation. Also being the largest specialized children’s hospital in Sri Lanka indirectly plays a vital role in nurturing the future of Sri Lanka, hence doing a great service to the whole nation as well as foreign children and refugees who come to Sri Lanka. It is responsible for undergraduate and most of the post graduate medical and surgical paediatric training, which is provided by all the units of the hospital.
The Outpatient Department (OPD) and the Accident Service Department of this hospital is open for services 24 hours a day for 365 days. Out patient clinics conducted by the relevant consultants of inpatient units and visiting consultants of the OPD maintain a continuous link with patients discharged from their units.
There is also an emergency treatment unit, diarrhoea treatment unit immunization clinic and nutrition clinic which operate in the OPD to improve the quality of care. The outpatients’ attendance is over one million per year and about 50,000 children are immunized annually.
Currently the hospital has six general paediatric Medical and five general paediatric Surgical units. It further has specialised units in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery, Orthopaedic, Orthopedic Spinal surgery, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Neonatology, Intensive Care, Orthodontics, Restorative Dental Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Burns and ENT Surgery.
In addition to these Radiology, Pathology, Haematology, Microbiology and Anesthesiology departments headed by senior consultants provide quality, assistance to both inpatients and outpatients. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and speech therapy.