The District General Hospital Ampara is the only tertiary care hospital situated in the historic Digamadulla district of the Sri Lanka.This is the only hospital in Sri Lanka with both ISO 9001 And ISO 14001 quality management and environmental management certificates.This is considered as a local and global study center for health care quality and productivity.we have received lot of local and international awards for our success including Asia pacific quality award. we are on the way to become first digital general hospital in Sri Lanka.
The hospital was started as a central dispensary in 1954 under the Galoya Development Project (GDP). Later the central dispensary expanded its' service after being attached with a maternity home. In 1967 the hospital was upgraded as a district hospital. Then in 1974 the hospital was upgraded as a base hospital and added lot of health care facilities.
On 1st of January 2001, the hospital was declared as a District General Hospital(DGH) under the direct supervision of the director general of the health services. Then the hospital management was dramatically changed. Many facilities were added.
Now, DGH, Ampara provides tertiary care to entire Ampara district which consists of a population of 780,000 people.Our bed stength is 600 with 1300 employees.
Implementation of several Development projects in District General Hospital Amapara
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne visited District General Hospital Ampara on 5th of May in 2018 and inaugurated several health development programmes. During his visit,he personally assess the improvement of digital health project of Ampara Hospital. MP Chandradsa Galappaththi and fomer minister P. Dayarathne were also present in these milestones.