Joseph Fraser, the unique and prestigious maternal hospital introducing unique services

Joseph Fraser, the unique and prestigious maternal hospital introducing unique services

Joseph Fraser Memorial Hospital, a name synonymous with women and children healthcare in the country, recently introduced birth delivery within the patient’s suite complementing a more home-like experience and water birth, making it a first of its kind initiative and a significant milestone

Celebrating its centenary anniversary next year, Joseph Fraser has come a long way since its takeover in 2018 by one of the leading healthcare providers, Melsta Health, a fully owned subsidiary of the leading diversified conglomerate and one of the 10 largest listed companies, Melstacorp PLC spearheaded by business tycoon Harry Jayawardena.

Joseph Fraser is going from strength to strength, providing unparalleled care to women, from her birth and throughout the many developmental stages of her life, through gynecological and obstetric consultant services, pediatrics, puberty and menopause, and various other services.

The hospital is renovated whilst keeping its colonial style façade and spacious interiors intact and uplifted with new technology with an offering on par with that of a world class healthcare facility. Nestled within a sprawling three-and-a-half acre of beautifully landscaped gardens, the ambience that seamlessly blends with nature is unique to Joseph Fraser unlike any other.

‘Our vision for Joseph Fraser is to be one of the unique healthcare facilities in the country taking new and bold initiatives to revolutionize and transform the healthcare sector together with Melsta Hospitals and Melsta Laboratories which is on a rigorous expansion drive throughout the island. We will continue to be resilient in our commitment to provide the best care that is accessible and affordable to everyone,’ said Dr. K. Thiyagarajah Iraivan, CEO of Hospital Projects of Melsta Health (Pvt) Ltd.

The room delivery allows mums-to-be have a relaxed atmosphere with the company of the entire family in contrast to the conventional labor room. This luxury delivery modality also comes at an affordable and competitive rate. These suites are special on its own; equipped with a range of facilities and comes with a dedicated balcony facing the lush greenery that gives a soothing to the eyes and mind.

The delivery is done under strict, aseptic medical standards with expert guidance of a British mid-wife who is also a consultant at the hospital. The staffs and nurses are highly trained and competent in providing the utmost care during the entire procedure. Patients could also choose water birth, also known as pool delivery which gives the option of mobility instead of a fixed room.

Roshitta Nirooshan, General Manager at Joseph Fraser, added ‘As a frontrunner in maternal care and a companion in every step of the way, it gives us a great privilege to be the first to introduce room delivery to patients in Sri Lanka and this too at a very competitive and affordable rate. We constantly strive to stay contemporary and relevant by moving ahead of times and challenging and breaking away from the norm.’

Established in 1923, Joseph Fraser Memorial Hospital is one of the country’s long-standing healthcare institutions with a rich history and journey that speaks volumes. The unique experience with its colonial style façade, lush gardens, an open-air café, and nature’s light and sounds are felt at an instance. For more information, please call Joseph Fraser on 0115 001 001 or visit

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