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NEW KPJ HOSPITAL AT BANDAR PERDA BUKIT MERTAJAM

The placement of its last piece of brick laid by the KPJ Healthcare Berhad’s Managing Director, Datin Paduka Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir.

05-02-2008

The placement of its last piece of brick laid by the KPJ Healthcare Berhad’s Managing Director, Datin Paduka Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir, signifies the launching of the new building for the new KPJ Hospital at Bandar PERDA. The new building which measures 188,638 square feet in width will start to operate with 122 beds with a maximum capacity of 236 beds in July this year. The new five storey building has two wings which consists of 4 operation theatres, 20 clinics, laboratory, accident and emergency area, diagnostic imaging unit, pharmacy and café.


KPJ Healthcare Berhad’s Managing Director, Datin Paduka Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir and other members visting the hospital.



Due to an anticipated increased in demand for private hospitals in the northern region, KPJ has identified the need for another new hospital at Bandar Perda to complement the current KPJ hospital namely Bukit Mertajam Specialist Hospital (BMSH). BMSH is a six-storey building located at Jalan Sungai Rambai Bukit Mertajam which is formerly known as Medicare Specialist Centre. Established in 1994, the hospital was built to fulfill the objectives of providing comprehensive and quality healthcare services to the population of Bukit Mertajam and its surrounding areas. The hospital has been achieving many success stories and is currently recognized as the leading specialist hospital in Bukit Mertajam. Managed by the experienced KPJ management team and equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities and equipment, the hospital’s name was then subsequently changed to Bukit Mertajam Specialist Hospital, to reflect the new ownership and management.



Staff sitting in the ceremony of the placement of its last piece of brick.



According to the KPJ’s Managing Director, Datin Paduka Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir, the building of the new hospital is timely, due to the increased expectation of customers who need bigger capacity hospital with better facilities. The decision to choose Bandar PERDA for another KPJ hospital is substantiated by the fact that this new hospital needs to cater to customers in the northern peninsular and to complement the current capacity of BMSH. With a number of 20 consultants and more than 200 staff, this hospital is poised to achieve more ground breaking success in the near future.



Staff sitting in the ceremony



KPJ currently has achieved many milestones in its more than 25 years of involvement in Malaysia’s healthcare industry, having started with only one hospital in Johor (Johor Specialist Hospital) in 1981. With the new addition of Taiping Medical Centre at the end of 2007, KPJ now has 18 hospitals in Malaysia, 3 hospitals in Indonesia, 1 in Bangladesh and 2 in Saudi Arabia as well as an international college, the PNC International College of Nursing and Health Sciences (PNC) in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. A new PNC branch will be opened in Johor Bahru within the first quarter of this year to cater to an increasing demand for nursing education. To date, PNC has produced more than 1500 trained nurses to meet global requirements under the banner “Nurses for the World’.



Staff in the ceremony.



KPJ Healthcare Berhad is the first homegrown healthcare group in Malaysia listed on the Main Board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange on 29 November 1994. With more than RM1.2 billion in assets and shareholders’ funds in excess of RM491 million, KPJ is now leading the largest group of healthcare provider in the country with paid up capital of RM207 million.

KPJ embarked on many initiatives to improve the Quality of Care to customers including the accreditation by Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH). Presently five hospitals in the Group have been accredited by MSQH, namely Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospitals, Damansara Specialist Hospital, Ipoh Specialist Hospital, Johor Specialist Centre and Selangor Medical Centre.

KPJ portfolio includes hospital management, healthcare technical services, hospital development and commissioning, nursing, health sciences and continuous professional healthcare education, pathology services, central procurement and retail pharmacy.




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