General Hospital Ernakulam is a 783 bedded multi speciality hospital and is one of the most well-equipped government hospitals in Kerala. General Hospital Ernakulam is the first Government hospital with NABH accreditation and FICCI award 2012 in Kerala .
The hospital was started in 1845 by the Maharaja of Cochin. Since then the Hospital has come a long way with the commitment and passion of dedicated healthcare professionals. The hospital administration was taken over by government of Kerala after the state was formed and is presently under the control of the Directorate of Health Services. The hospital situated in the heart of the city Kochi is the only hospital with facilities to treat cancer patients in the Government sector apart from the medical colleges .The hospital caters to entire Ernakulum District and other neighbouring districts like Trissur, Kottayam, Alapuzha and Idukki.We have to our credit numerous path breaking achievements in the field, which is indeed the result of our undeterred pursuit of excellence in healthcare.