Tellicherry Co-operative Hospital occupies a prominent place among the medical institutions in the co-operative sector of Kerala with 250 beds, 6 ICUs and over 20 specialty departments. Our commitment to take the hospital to new heights got a shot in the arm in 2004 when we were awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certificate for ‘providing preventive and curative health-care services’.
The most important attribute which has enabled us to scale these heights is the dedication, commitment and the quality work force that we maintain. TCH constantly strive towards excellence through patient- Centered Services, Quality Care, Innovation, Co-Operation, Diversity, Cutting-edge technology, Specialist expertise and integrity. Our vision is to bring national and international recognition and acceptance to TCH through optimum resource management and able deployment of technology and knowledge in the service of mankind.
Thalassery, home to cricket, circus, kalarippayatu had a history of its own but no hospital to speak of when the Tellicherry Co-operative hospital started its operations in the second half of the 80’s. People either had to go in Manglore in Karnataka or Kozhikode nearly 75 KM from Tellicherry for specialized treatment. The only other option was a slow and painful death.
It was with the noble intention of providing state-of- the-art treatment facilities to malabaries from all walks of life that the Tellicherry Co-operative Hospital was founded in 1987. A co-operative society was formed with the Kerala government as the major shareholder for the purpose. The hospital started functioning at rented premises in the heart of the Thalassery town. It was humble beginnings indeed just 75 beds and four specialty departments.
Fourteen years down the line, a lot has changed with the Thalasserry town and the co- operative hospital. Many other medical institutions have come up in Malabar, that verdant stretch of land, north of Kerala and Thalasserry in particular but the co-operative Hospital is a cut above the rest. In course of time the hospital bought its own land shifted to own building in 1997-a- six storey building on NH17 in the outskirts of Thalasserry Town. This tastefully designed 250 bed hospital is on the banks of Koduvally river and the inpatients can have a panoramic view of the river and the mangrove forests from their beautifully done rooms combined with the medical treatment, this soothing atmosphere might actually helping early cure and is our USP.
This is not to say we have ignored the treatment side of curing. Today we have 20 specialty department and 250 beds. We have tried to imbibe the latest in medical science
and have been encouraging doctors on our roll to pursue excellence in their chosen field. They are pushed to learn the latest in their field and put it into practice. We have been acquiring the latest in medical technology as well. We have Spiral CT Scanning, color Doppler, Ultra sound scanning, Echocardiography, dialysis unit, etc. there are a whole lot of other machines about which you can read in this site.
We are indeed proud to say that our Nursing care is probably the best in the stage. Kerala has a reputation of producing Florence Nightingales by the dozen and we have retained the very best talent in Malabar. We have an own Nursing School where we train aspiring Nurses in our tradition, value and make them the very best in their field.