Sacred heart hospital, Tuticorin was started in 1960 as a small dispensary. In the year 1961, a small hospital was built to accommodate and take care of the mothers and children. As there was steady flow of patients, there was a felt need for a large hospital. Thought the continous and tireless effort of Sr. Paula Graf, the hospital gained papularity in subsequent years and many patients started coming from distant places. Finacial help was obtained from the Mother house, Luzern, Switzerland, the Swiss government and Misereor, West Germany. By their generous contribution the hospital was blesed on 10th December 1971 by Bishop Ambross of Tuticorin Diocess and the new hospital with 150 beds was declared open on 13th December 1971 by Thiru Anbhazagan, M.A, the Minister of the Government of Tamilnadu. Recognizing the importance of having adequately trained people to provide efficient health care, a School of Nursing was started in 1974 to give Nursing Education in General Nursing and Midwifery. The hospital was provided with all the facilities for the overall development of the Nursing Students. Our students have brought cent percentage sucess in the Government Examination. The sucess and achievements of our hospital was due to the untiring united and harmonious effort of our staff under the able guidance of Mother Eliabeth Affentranger and Sr. Paula Graf.
In 1992 a Premature Care Unit was started under the able guidance of Sr. Rosalia. Premature babies and under weight babies are taken care in this unit. Premature unit is well equipped with 2 Incubators, Radiant warmer, Phototherapy and Diginfuss. The Public Health Department is taking keen interest in the prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis as this is very much prevalent in Tuticorin. Added to this there, health education and immunization program are conducted regularly.
It also has the causality department. All the emergency cases are attended in this department at any part of the day or night. Medical officers and staff nurses are posted in turn to manage 24 hours casualty. Since we had not enough special rooms, a block was built with 15 self-contained single rooms and store room for Medicine. Thus step by step yearby year, we have provided facilities to meet the quality health care for the public at large. In 1997, we have started a separated department for De-Addiction and it named as New Life Home. Many are benefiting the faclity available here.
Medicine, Surgery, Obsterics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Orthopaediacs, E.N.T, Dermoatology, Casualty, Cardiology, Pshychiatry, Out patient department, Pharmacy, Laboratory, X-ray.
Facilities and Services:
E.C.G, Color Doppler, Ultra Sound, Echo Cardiogram, Laproscopic Surgery, Well equipped operation theatere, Well equipped Labour Room, A/C Neo-natal/Premature Care Unit(P.C.U), A/C Intensice Care Unit (I.C.U), A/C Intensive Coronary Care Unit(IMCU), 24 hours Emergency Services, Ventilator - Adult/Paed, Physiotherapy, Immunizations, De-Addiction Centre(New Life Home), Acupuncture Therapy, T.B Clinic (Govt. Recognized), Hospice for AIDS victims/Patients
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL
TAMILNADU - 628002
Phone number: 0461-2360704