11 December 2020

Ruhunu Hospital invests Rs 1.5 billion in opening its new wing; Ruhunu 2.0

Ruhunu Hospital a leading private sector healthcare provider in the Southern Province with a rich history of more than 25 years, launched its latest investment in a state- of -the –art nine-storied modern facility themed under Ruhunu 2.0 (Newer - Better - Stronger), which comprises of 100,000 sqft.

The new wing has 50+ channel rooms, 50+ in-patient beds, out-patient department and emergency treatment unit, pharmacy, phlebotomy room (blood and urine sample collection), radiology department, two operation rooms, two ultra luxury suites (Kings Court and Presidential Suite) and as a novel introduction; the information and admission counter is first of its kind in the province. A structured team will be assisting consultants and patients in giving correct information whilst assisting the patients through his or her in- patient experience from inception till departure. Under the first stage, five floors will be opened for services.

With more than 150 experienced visiting consultants in all specialties along with an experienced and qualified nursing team hailing from both private and government sector will provide a world class patient care and treatment at Ruhunu 2.0.

CO-CEO of Ruhunu Hospital Pvt Ltd, Raveen Wickramasinghe said; “Ruhunu 2.0 is a project that we created putting the patients’ needs first. Priority was given for cross ventilation, unique designs and ample space for movement which has enhanced the patient experience drastically. The design detail is simply elegant. During the ‘Public Open Week’, visitors were amazed to see a building of this nature in Sri Lanka. Some even asked me if we opened a hotel or a hospital. I am a great believer that the patient centric design has made a significant positive impact on all stakeholders.”

“In due course the two ultra luxury suites with more than 1100 sqft of space will be opened. These two rooms will be catering to all premium customers who prefer comfort during their stay at Ruhunu Hospital. A corporate office will also be opened in Colombo to assist patient with in-patient treatments from the Western Province,” he said.

Furthermore it was the first private hospital outside of Colombo to have a Neuro Microscope with the capacity to provide treatment for those diagnosed with various neurological health challenges.

The hospital was also the first to start dialysis and kidney transplants, fertility treatment including IVF and investing in CT scanners and other radiology divisions in the private sector.

Over the years Ruhunu Hospital Diagnostics, a sister company of the Ruhunu Hospital has steadily set up an extensive network of medical laboratories across Galle, Udugama, Baddegama, Neluwa, and Tangalle to provide preliminary medical services and laboratory services for the patients by being the only ISO certified laboratory in the Southern Province. A mobile app has also been set up for channelling services/obtaining test results and a SMS alerts service on report collection times.

Speaking further Mr. Wickramasinghe added that Ruhunu Hospital will be investing in digitization in a serious manner as it would increase efficiency of the business.

Ruhunu Hospital also holds a minority stake in South Asian based Credence Genomics- a pioneer in commercializing genomic tests for both communicable and non-communicable diseases, which offers advanced genetic analysis services to individuals, health care professionals and researchers.

With the launch of Ruhunu 2.0, it is clear that the vision is to create a premium service hospital for the whole nation and make Karapitiya a prominent name when it comes to healthcare in Sri Lanka.