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A Brief History


The congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross

The first group of Holy Cross nuns from Menzingen, Switzerland arrived at Quilon, Kerala State, India on Fourth November 1906. They served as honoraries in the government Hospitals of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Today the honorary service by Holy Cross sisters is continued in four Government hospitals of Kerala.

The Institutions at Kottiyam


1. Holy Cross Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital Kottiyam had its humble origin in the year 1952 with twenty bedded Health Centre. Now it is a 550 bedded Multi Specialty Hospital oriented to the service of the poor and the needy with extension services in the near and far villages. It has ISO 9001: 2000 Certification and is approved by Indian Medical council for compulsory Rotatory Internship training of Medical students.

2. Lourdes School of Nursing

The School functions with an intake of 50 students for the General Nursng and midwifery training.

3. Courses in Allied Health Sciences

Diploma in Medical & Laboratory Technology ( DMLT ) training was started in the year 1987. It is now approved by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Kerala and admits 30 students per year.

4. Holy Cross College of Nursing

Holy Cross College of Nursing started in the year 2003 with the aim of Higher education and holistic formation of nurses. It admits 35 students for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing course; 50 students for B.Sc Nursing and 7 students for M.Sc Nursing. There are 20 seats for Post Basic specialty courses of one year duration in Critical Care Nursing and Oncology Nursing.