Catherine Booth Hospital

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Catherine Booth Hospital (CBH) is a hospital and nursing school run by the Salvation Army in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.[1]

It is named after Catherine Booth, the wife of William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army.

This mission hospital is situated at Vadasery, Nagercoil, which is 24 km away from Kanyakumari. It was started in 1895 when missionary Harry Andrews treated the first patient in a tiny bath room. Since then it has grown into a 300 bed general hospital with departments of medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopeadics, ophthalmology, ENT.

School of nursing[edit]

The school of nursing was added in 1938.


  1. ^ Gariepy, Henry (2009-10-15). Christianity in Action: The International History of the Salvation Army. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. pp. 216–. ISBN 9780802848413. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 8°12′00″N 77°25′50″E / 8.199955°N 77.430506°E / 8.199955; 77.430506