Set in a coastal town in tropical South India, The Good Karma Hospital tells the story of junior doctor, Ruby Walker, who arrives in India looking for a job and a distraction from her heartbreak. She anticipates the sunshine, the palm trees and picture-perfect beaches. She’s even prepared for the sacred cows, the tuk-tuks and the Delhi-belly that everyone warned her about. What she doesn’t expect are the realities of work, life and even love at an under-resourced and over-worked cottage hospital.

Run by a gloriously eccentric Englishwoman – Doctor Lydia Fonseca – the Good Karma Hospital is the beating heart of the local community. Held together by a hand-picked team of British and Indian medics, the Good Karma turns no-one away – locals, ex-pats and tourists are all welcomed through its doors.

The series follows the lives and loves of a team of hard working medics as they travel the red dirt roads to patients staying in five-star beach resorts or inland – through lush green jungles – to help local villagers. Back at the hospital, literally any story can walk through the door – and often it does.

Life affirming and optimistic, this contemporary series mixes the heart-breaking with the humorous, and as Doctor Ruby Walker adjusts to life in India, she realises that the Good Karma Hospital is more than just a rundown medical outpost – it’s a home.


Written by

Dan Sefton

Nancy Harris

Vinay Patel

Directed by

Bill Eagles

Jon Wright

Created by

Dan Sefton


Amanda Redman

Amrita Acharia

James Floyd

Darshan Jariwalla

Sagar Radia

Nimmi Harasgama

Phyllis Logan

Philip Jackson

Neil Morrissey

Produced by

Stephen Smallwood