National Hospital of Sri Lanka

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Columbo, Sri Lanka

Hospital description

The National Hospital, Sri Lanka (NHSL) is the largest teaching hospital in the country and provides a high quality of care and teaching. The hospital is very busy and has limited resources. Common problems include, diabetes, malaria, dengue fever, TB, valve disease and leprosy.

The National Hospital, Sri Lanka is regarded as an innovative institution with a rich medical history and a number of successes in medical advancement. It was established in 1861 with a bed strength of only 100; now it is a premier teaching hospital with tertiary care facilities in the country. The hospital has now expanded to a bed strength of over 3,000, providing a wide spectrum of services. The hospital is funded by the Ministry of Health and all services are rendered free of charge. The NHSL is located on a 30-acre block of land in close proximity to the Medical Faculty, Colombo.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language Sinhalese / Tamil / English
Funding Status Public


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