Lady Ridgeway Hospital For Children
The Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children is a tertiary care children's hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka. With a bed-strength of over 1100, it is now considered to be the largest children's hospital in the world. Established by public subscription in 1895 as the Lady Havelock Hospital for Women and Children, it was christened the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children in 1910. Both these distinguished ladies were the respective wives of successive British Governors in Ceylon - Sir Arthur Havelock and Sir Joseph West Ridgeway.
The Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children being the only Hospital for children in Sri Lanka serves as the national referral centre for paediatric medical and surgical care for Children below 12 years of age.
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