Why Support Little Hearts
Thousands of children with heart diseases and critical illnesses in Sri Lanka
do not have timely access to treatment
Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) is the only tertiary care referral centre for children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and other critical illnesses in the country.
The hospital’s exceptional medical staff and treatment opportunities make this institution the beacon of hope to families nationwide. However, with its current limited capacity, it has been struggling to provide timely care to all children in need.
of all hospital beds are allocated for intensive care as opposed to the 10-30% norm
children with heart disease are waitlisted annually
of all critically ill children do not have immediate access to intensive care
Thousands of our children are left to wait for treatment for months and even years on end. These children are fighting against time. Each day without treatment lessens their chances of recovery and many little hearts lose the battle.