Way back in 1978 Dr P M Varkey took the initiative and an elite group of philanthropists and businessman met to discuss the setting up of a hospital specializing in cardiac cases. As a prelude, they formed a society namely the Trichur Heart Foundation with Dr.P.M.Varkey, FRCP as its President The society subsequently sponsored the Sun Medical and Research Centre, the first investor owned, multi disciplinary Super Speciality High Tech Corporate Hospital with Dr. Varkey as its President and Chief Promoter. The project was conceived with an idea of establishing an institution of international standards to provide excellence in treatment, nursing care, service and cleanliness.
The Company was floated in 1985 and the foundation stone was laid by his Holiness Pope John Paul on 7th Feb. 1986. Visualized to house 500 beds and other supporting facilities the construction was started in 1988.
Geographically Trichur enjoys the center place of Kerala and is blessed with a conglomeration of educational institutions of every discipline. But up to 90’s we did not have super Speciality Hospital in this part of our state which could cater to the needs of seriously ill or injured patients who needed critical care-especially in the field of heart diseases and Trauma cases. Sun Medical and Research Centre - was intended to fill this vaccum and to make available such expensive treatment at an affordable rate to needy in distress.