The Sacred Heart Hospital is located 5 kilometers from Thodupuzha in the district of Idukki, in a calm and serene environment amidst lush green fauna.
In this era of rising mental health problems, it provides both outpatient and inpatient services for a wide range of psychiatric illness ranging from mild mental derangement to severe debilitating chronic psychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. It also provides de-addiction treatment for alcohol and other drug abuses. The hospital has established itself as an important treatment facility for mental disorders, catering to the needs of people in and around the state of Kerala.
The unique feature of this 560 bedded hospital is that it admits patients without bystanders. Male and female patients are treated in separate wards, in a totally secure environment, with individual attention and nursing care bestowed to them. A team of committed, well-trained, and alert nursing staff, along with a multidisciplinary professional team which comprises of Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Social Workers and Psychiatric Nursing staff are designated for the care and management of the patients. The entire hospital staff make sincere efforts to see that the patients are provided with homely, cozy atmosphere at all times. The hospital provides basic medical services within the campus.
The 24 hour security provided by the hospital offers total protection from events of absconding by patients and similar incidents. There is a well-maintained canteen service which serves food and refreshments, and a shop with essential supplies needed for a patient. The hospital also has an annex building, with guest rooms, for the boarding and lodging of relatives of the patients, when required.
Above all, our hospital is blessed with a beautiful chapel for prayer, worship and adoration. Holy masses are held here daily for the patients, which perpetuate their relation with the Almighty. For we believe “For neither herb nor poultice cured them but it was your word O Lord that healed people. For you have the power over life and death”