ABOUT US
The historical background of St.George's Hospital,Mumbai known as the European general hospital, begins at the close of the 17th Century after the death of Sir George Oxendon, the first Governorof Bombay in July 1669, Gerald Aungier, a man of great wisdom and foresight and who is stillremembered as the real founder of Bombay tookover
charge as the 2nd Governor of Bombay and shifted his headquarter from Surat to Bombay in the middle of 1672, and started his reformsthat were changed the face of Bombay Island. He built fort George to fortify the defence of Bombay.It is fascinating to know that a small fragment of the said fort was still forms a part of Eastern Boundry wall of the St.George's Hospital because of the fort, the area is known as fort. In 1675, the Court of Directors formerly sanctioned the erection of the hospital. It appears that the proposed building was never erected and that instead of a new Court of judicature was built in the bazaar Market, while the old court situated on the esplanade to the south east of the present Cooperage was transformed into a hospital in 1677.
Works were carried out by Khan Bahadur Muncherji Kavasji under the supervision of Mr.T.D.Little, Chief Engineer of the north Division.
An Excellent and Well Equipped Multi Speciality St.George's Hospital was Opened for Use of the Public on Tuesday,20th Dec 1892