Location and Transport
The Institute is situated to the Southeast of Lucknow city on Lucknow-Raebareli Road. It is situated nearly 12 Km from the main (Charbagh) railway station and 15 Km from the city center (Hazratganj). From the railway station, private buses (route 3) run to the Institute at short intervals. Alternatively, pre-paid auto-rickshaws are also available for travel to the Institute.
The hospital is located nearly 1 Km from the Institute main gate and a regular free shuttle bus makes a to-and-fro trip every 10-15 minutes.
Salient features of SGPGI Hospital
The hospital works as a referral hospital and patients are required to bring a referral slip from the referring physician. The referring physicians are requested to indicate the nature of patient's problem, the specialty at the Institute they wish to refer the patient to and the nature of help required from the Institute.
The Institute hospital endeavours to work on an appointment system. Thus, the patients are expected to re-visit the Institute hospital only on appointed days, except in case of an emergency.
Facilities at the Institute hospital are available only on payment and there is no provision for free treatment or investigations.
For blood transfusion, the Institute relies entirely on its own blood bank and expects the patient's family and friends to provide replacement blood donors.
List of holidays
The Institute hospital is closed on the following days:
- Eid al-Fitr
- Ram Navami
- Dr. Ambedkar's Birthday
- Gandhi Jayanti
- Guru Nanak's Birthday
- Republic Day
- Buddha Purnima
- Independence Day
- Christmas Day
- Good Friday
The Institute caters to emergencies relating to the specialties existing at the Institute. Since the hospital does not have several specialties, it does not cater to general medical emergencies. Patients whose illness does not relate to the specialties at the Institute are provided the initial first aid and referred to other institutions.
The Institute campus has several facilities for patients and their attendants. These include:
- PRA (Patient's relative's accommodation): This accommodation is available to relatives of patients admitted to the hospital, on payment basis.
- Vishramalaya: This day-time (7AM to 7PM) facility is available for patients and relatives visiting the outpatient department, on a nominal payment of Rs 10 per person per day. The facility includes lockers, a place to relax, a restaurant, bathrooms, and toilets etc.
- Cafeteria in hospital area for snacks and lunch.
- A branch of State Bank of India.
- Post-office with speed-post facilities.
- Shops for drugs and medical consumables.
Facilities for Investigations
The Institute provides facilities for some selected special investigations without the patients attending a clinical department. For details, contact the Reception and Enquiry Desk in the Outpatient Department.
Medical social workers at the Institute can be reached at 0522-2668700 or 2668800 (Extension 2070 or 2073).