The St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Mumbai was founded by the members of the congregation of the
daughters of the cross in 1922. It started with a nursing home that was started inside a house. It
aimed at treating patients without any discrimination based on the basis of caste, creed or
religion. In 1954 it had expanded into an immunisation centre which later on had the facility of a
pathology laboratory and X-ray. Afterwards, in 1991, it was registered as a hospital as more and
more units were continuously added to it.
The hospital aims to treat the patients with quality care with the help of latest technologies. The
hospital also has the mission to avail its medical services to the poor of the urban and rural
The hospital owns a fully equipped modular operation theatre complex and has operation
theatres that are covered with a stainless steel panel. All of them are facilitated with the HEPA
filters that maintain the laminar air flow and control infections.
Apart from the general OPD, there is a private consultation clinic present that has the best
facilities and technologies for treating the patient. Along with this, a 10 bedded ICU is also
present with the most advanced technologies. The patient’s room is also very well equipped for
ensuring a comfortable stay.
The hospital has special centres that are dedicated to specific fields of the medical healthcare
sector. The hospital specialises in areas like –
- Critical care – emergency/ ICU/ NICU
- Cosmetic and plastic surgery
- Dermatology and procedures for acne, scars, pigmentation, unwanted hair and skin
- Endoscopic surgery
- ENT and ENT surgery
- Gastrology and gastrology surgery along with bariatric surgery.
- General medicine
- General surgery
- Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Nephrology and haemodialysis along with treatment for kidney stones – RIRS, ESWL
and Holmium laser
- Neurology and neurosurgery
- Obstetrics and gynaecology along with facilities for obstetrics and gynaecology surgery.
- Oncology and onco-surgery
- Ophthalmology and ophthalmology laser surgery
- Orthopaedic and orthopaedic surgery like joint replacement surgery
- Paediatric and paediatric surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Urology and urosurgery like prostrate, HoLEP and incontinence
In order to complete the mission of providing medical treatment to every level of the society, the
hospital takes initiatives to carry out health care programs. The aim of these programs is the
development of the poor to create a disease-free society. As an outreach program, they help in
taking the treatment all the way to the doorstep of the poor and underprivileged.
To achieve the goal of the outreach program, camps are set in rural areas of Maharashtra, Dadra
and Nagar Haveli and Gujarat each and every year. The program brings along people who
specialise in different areas of treatment and diseases that are more prevalent in that area.
Therefore, the people are able to get the best of the medical treatment possible.
On screening of all the patients in the camp, if a patient with higher needs or a need for surgery
is encountered, then it is brought back to the hospital for further treatment. The hospital bears
most of the cost of the treatment and therefore the patient has only the minimal cost that needs to
As a part of the outreach program, the hospital also undertakes a Health awareness and screening
camps that are conducted for people living in slums. The aim here is to educate the nomadic
population of labourers and other occupations about the simple first aid treatment and provide
medical treatment to the needy.
The hospital also started a program in 2006 that provides free or subsidized training to girls
belonging to lower socioeconomic strata of society. This training is for their employment as
health care workers at home and hospitals. These students are provided with the basic necessities
during the 2 year program.