About TH Peradeniya
The Teaching Hospital Peradeniya is one of the prime tertiary care hospitals in the country, located along the Kandy – Colombo high way adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. The Dental Hospital Peradeniya and Sirimavo Bandaranayaka Children’s Hospitals are located adjacent to the Hospital.
The Central Province is primarily a mountainous terrain and has an area of 5,674 km2. The population of the Central Province is 2,421,148, and consists of the Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Matale Districts. People of the province belong to different ethnic groups mainly Sinhalese, Tamils and the Moors.
Peradeniya Hospital was donated by the Japanese Government to the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka in August 1980. Thereafter the Hospital was administered under the purview of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. All services of the Hospital are provide free of charge, in keeping with free health policy of the Government of Sri Lanka. The Dental Hospital Peradeniya falls under the administrative purview of the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya.
From the inception the Hospital functions as a secondary and tertiary Care Centre in the Central Province. We extend our specialized services to patients from North Central, North Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.
We receive regular influx of Intern Medical Officers from the Ministry of Health for training. The School of Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) is located in the Hospital which is one of 3 such institutions in the Sri Lanka. Practical training for student of MLT is also provided at the Hospital.
We are a well recognized training centre of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo for a long period of time. We receive Postgraduate Trainees (Registrars and Senior Registrars) of Surgery, Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Haematology, Microbiology, Pathology, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Sport Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.
The Teaching Hospital Peradeniya was donated by the Japanese Government with the objective of establishing a Teaching Centre for undergraduate students of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
The Professorial Unit of the Hospital is composed of main Medical Specialties such as, Surgery, Paediatrics, Medicine, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Pathology, Heamatology, Microbiology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Special Baby Unit, Toxicology and Neurology. Currently the Hospital provides training mainly for final year Medical Students of Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
The Professorial Unit has 43 Consultants that include outstanding Professionals in their respective field. This unit was served by eminent Professors and Senior Lectures in the past, and many were instrumental in bringing the Professorial Unit as well as the Hospital to the present level. Today there are 12 Professors, 23 Senior Lecturers and 8 Lectures serving in the Professorial Unit.
The Professorial Unit has achieved National and International recognition in many fields. Many Research studies are carried out by the Academic Staff as well as Undergraduate and Post Graduate Trainees attached to the unit.