Welcome to Western Hospital Sri Lanka

Western Hospital (Western Infirmary) is a healthcare institution with over 30 years of experience in Sri Lanka. Renowned for having the longest standing Haemodialysis and Kidney Transplantation Programme in Sri Lanka, we pride ourselves on our dedicated humane approach to our patients with our excellent and reliable kidney care.


We have diversified into a General Hospital now, and also provide a variety of services such as OPD, Mobile Services, Emergency Care, Channeled Consultations, Pharmacy Services, Inward Services, ICUs, Laboratory Tests, Imaging Services, Clinical Diagnostic Tests and more.


Our goal, as a premier Sri Lanka Hospital is to provide our patients and community with a world-class health experience, that delivers above and beyond the expected. We already have the top position as the trusted hospital for a kidney transplant in Sri Lanka. To that we now include a range of other medical services and consultations, that has taken us to the next level as medical care providers.

Channelled Consultations

When it comes to a Sri Lanka Hospital, we are the trusted specialists in treating Kidney Disease and are renowned for our reliable kidney care. This same dedication we now offer patients seeking treatment for different illnesses as well. We have on board specialist doctors in more than 20 fields, ranging from general medicine, to general surgery, general paediatrics, cardiology, ENT surgery, psychiatry and dermatology, to name a few. In keeping with our name as one of the best private hospitals in Sri Lanka, we have ensured that we have some of the best professional doctors available in Sri Lanka working with us, so that we can continue to guarantee the quality of our care and expertise.

Kidney Transplants

We are the number one hospital for a kidney transplant in Sri Lanka. We have earned our place as the trusted Sri Lanka hospital for kidney transplants, having performed the first kidney transplant in Sri Lanka in 1985. Since then we have over 1000 successful transplants to our name, helping our patients gain an improved quality of life and longevity. We have the longest running kidney transplant program in Sri Lanka which makes us one of the most reliable hospitals for a kidney transplant in Sri Lanka.

Comprehensive Care

At Western Hospital, we now offer a wide range of services such as emergency care, OPD, mobile services and pharmacy services. This is coupled with our channelled consultations with an expert panel of consultant doctors from a variety of fields. We also have twin operating theatres, ICU facilities and a dedicate Renal ICU for post kidney transplant care. Our hospital has a total of 50 beds, while we also provide diagnostic services, laboratory tests, imaging services and clinical diagnostic tests. When you consider hospitals in Sri Lanka, we have steadily proved ourselves, as a trusted location for patients to receive professional treatment and care.

Hospitality in a Hospital

While we provide state of the art care and services, we also pay special attention to ensuring that each patient that enters our doors, receives quality individual care. At Western Hospital, we have well trained and dedicated staff guarantes that each and every patient is well taken care of and comfortable. Being in hospital can be stressful for some, so we provide care that reduces the stress, helping our patients to concentrate positively on their recovery.

Giving back to the community

We are a Sri Lanka hospital that believes in giving back to the community. We believe in a healthy community and support many projects and programs that work towards this goal. The goal being to promote healthy living by conducting Health Camps and Screening programmes. Further, we promote disease prevention through professional health education to the public.

Our journey

Western Hospital was founded in 1984 by our Founder Chairman Professor Rezvi Sheriff (MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRACP, FRCPE, FCCP, FNASSL, FSLCGP). He is widely regarded as the ‘Father of Nephrology’ by the medical community in Sri Lanka. Nephrology is the branch of medical science that deals with diseases of the kidneys. Close to 1,000 transplants have been done under his supervision, which is why the Government of Sri Lanka conferred him with the honour of Vidya Jyothi, as recognition of his contribution to the medical science.
He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Honorary Fellow of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the National Academy of Science of Sri Lanka.
Prof. Sheriff realized the need for a Sri Lanka hospital to address the growing problem of kidney related disease, with a professional location for dialysis and kidney transplants. From this beginning in 1984, we have continued on a journey of growth and strength. Today, we have the longest standing dialysis and kidney transplant programme in Sri Lanka and have included more services such as Holiday Dialysis as people travel from the world over to receive our renowned professional treatment and care.

Chairman and Founder Prof Rezvi Sheriff

Professor Sheriff

About Prof. Sheriff

Western Hospital was founded in1984 by Professor Rezvi Sheriff (MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRACP, FRCPE, FCCP, FNASSL, FSLCGP), who is widely regarded Read More

Doctor With Patient in Western Hospital

International Patients

Looking for holiday dialysis and kidney transplants in Sri Lanka? Western Hospital is an excellent choice for international patients.

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Channelled Appointments

Schedule an appointment today with one of our consultants today via mobile, echannelling or in person at our Channeling Counter.
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Reception Team in Western Hospital

A-Z of Kidney

Find out all you need to know about Kidney Disease, from Causes and Risk Factors to Treatment and Prevention here.

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Chronic Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka

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Jan 11

Our Medical Director at National Kidney Diseases Prevention Work Shop

Professor Rezvi Sherif was a panel member at an ‘Expert discourse on prevention of National Kidney Diseases’, organized by Presidential Task Force on prevention of National Kidney Diseases...
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Aug 12

Western Hospital celebrates 30th Anniversary

Western Hospital recently celebrated their 30th anniversary on 22nd May 2015. Previously known as Western Infirmary (Pvt) Ltd, the hospital is now rebranded as Western Hospital...
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Immunization Vaccine

Immunization is the process where by a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease by the administration of a vaccine.

Specialist Immunization Centre At Western Hospital

Chronic Kidney Disease

We understand that a diagnosis of kidney disease often comes as a shock. You don’t have to face it alone; here is some advice to those who are newly diagnosed.

Five tips for those newly diagnosed with kidney disease

Chronic Kidney Disease X-ray

What are IVP X-rays and why are they so important?IVP X-rays provide pictures of the kidneys, and other components of the urinary tract such as the bladder

Quick Guide: Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) X-rays

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

An upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy allows a doctor to see the inside lining of your digestive tract, in particular, the upper GI tract.

All about Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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