- KPJ Healthcare Bhd will be building two new specialist hospitals in Sarawak
KPJ Healthcare Bhd will be building two new specialist hospitals in Sarawak in anticipation of an increase in healthcare demand and due to the state’s fast growing economy.
These hospitals are the new KPJ Kuching Specialist Hospital and KPJ Miri Specialist Hospital.
KPJ Kuching Specialist Hospital chairman Abdul Wahab Baba said the new hospital would be built on a 1.918ha land in BDC here at an estimated cost of RM100 million.
He said it was expected to be operational in 2017 and would have 150 beds for the first phase.
“As one of the highest rated hospitals in terms of personalised patient care, KPJ aims to deliver patients the very best experience, from diagnosis to treatment.”
KPJ’s other hospitals in Sarawak are KPJ Sibu Specialist Medical Centre, as well as the Love Care Centre (nursing and geriatric care centre).
He said since its first hospital was opened in 1981, KPJ has grown to become Malaysia’s leading private healthcare services provider, with 25 hospitals across the country, two hospitals in Indonesia, one in Bangladesh and a sizeable share in a hospital in Thailand.
In 2014, he said hospitals provided services to more than 2.8 million patients compared to 2.7 million in the previous year.
Meanwhile medical director Dr David Ling Sheng Tee said there are now 17 local doctors serving in Kuching and another 12 in Sibu Specialist Hospital.
“KPJ is trying to bring home local doctors who are now serving overseas including those in Taiwan and United Kingdom,” he said, adding that to date they had successfully brought back 12 local doctors who previously served in Taiwan.