Founded in 1987 by Dr. S. X. Charles, Dr. D.G. Jenkins, and Most Rev. Dr. Arokiaswamy, and begun under the direction of Dr. S.X. Charles, Trust Hospital brings widening access to quality, compassionate health care, in and around Nagercoil, South India -- regardless of someone's caste, religion, or ability to pay.
Therefore, Trust Hospital seeks to
Dr. Vimala Charles, Director, Trust Hospital
Trust Hospital currently engages in three primary services in the urban and rural areas of Nagercoil.
1) Permanent Health Care Facilities
- Trust Hospital (Parvathipuram)
- Trust Hospital Clinic / Outpatient Centre (Nagercoil)
- Mary Jenkins Memorial Hospice (Chungankadai)
- Trust Hospital Sub-Centre (Kaliyal)
2) Mobile Health Care and Outreach
- Urban Nagercoil
- Hill regions
- Coastal regions
3) Community College (Diplomas) for Health Care Professionals
- Medical Radiography
- Nursing Assistance
- Medical Laboratory Technology
We are grateful to the many people who contributed to the growth of
The first hospital began in Archdiocesan buildings, which afforded a central location to begin the comprehensive mobile outreach program and training of volunteers and health workers.
1989 - The clinic moved to a rented house in town, where Dr. S.X. Charles performed the first surgery for impoverished patients as part of the Trust's mission to serve the unserved. By 1990, regular gynecological and surgery cases were admitted, a full nursing staff was added, and the first courses for training health workers were initiated.
1992 - The house for the Kaliyal Sub-Centre was bought, providing primary care, health education, and immunizations through the efforts of a trained volunteer and twice weekly visits from a staff doctor.
1993 - Foundation stone laid for
1995 - The foundation stone laid for the new
1996 - Another loss for Trust Hospital - Mary Jenkins passes away
1997 - The inpatient block of
1998 - The outpatient block, labour room, and operation theatre are completed and inaugurated at
2001 - The Centre for Diplomas in Medical Radiography and Physiotherapy are recognized, and the first batch of students is admitted in 2002.
2003 - The teaching programs are expanded to include Training for Female Nursing Assistance and a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.