Kurunegala city is the main city of Kurunegala district. The Teaching Hospital Kurunegala is the only one of that kind in NWP, is situated on the Colombo Kurunegala road about 0.75 k.m. away from the city towards Colombo.Teaching Hospital Kurunegala is one of the largest hospitals in Sri Lanka.
- The bed strength is over 1700 and the staff is 3341.The hospital spreads over 35 acres land and serves people through more than 100 units.The Teaching Hospital Kurunegala caters more than 1.2 million patients annually. This number includes the patients from the other districts also, namely Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, and Mathale.
- The average outside patients are coming to the hospital (including the clinic patients) for treatment counts more than 1 million annually . Over 20,000 Obstetric admissions and over 14,000 deliveries take place annually in THK.Over 24,000 minor and 12,000 major surgeries are also performed annually,in order to provide better healthcare to the people.
- The medical laboratory at Teaching Hospital Kurunegala offers a tremendous service to the patients ,carrying out over 60,000 investigations per month. For the past few years, the hospital had a rapid development programme in infrastructure and improvement in the quality of work together.
- Teaching Hospital Kurunegala is the only Government Hospital which maintains a successful computer network with electronic patient record system for patient data management.Dr.Ananda Gunasekera a former director of Teaching Hospital Kurunegala from 1992 to 2009 was the person who dedicated to developing this hospital with modern facilities including IT.Through implementing the 5S concept Teaching Hospital Kurunegala became an award-winning hospital under his administration.Former deputy director Dr.Kamal Jayasingha who was appointed to MSD in April 2010 has also given his maximum contribution to developing this hospital.