Duchess of Kent Hospital

The Duchess of Kent Hospital (Malay: Hospital Duchess of Kent) is a government hospital located around 3.2 kilometre from the town centre of Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. The hospital has an area around 42.93 acres, with the hospital buildings area comprising 2,245.3 square metres.[1] The hospital is named after the British princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.[2]

Duchess of Kent Hospital
The building of Duchess of Kent Hospital.
Geography
LocationSandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Coordinates5°51′31″N 118°6′12″E
Organisation
Care systemGovernment hospital
FundingMinistry of Health
Services
Beds400[1]
History
Founded1952[2]
Links
Websitehdok.moh.gov.my

History

The site of the current Duchess of Kent hospital was the former site for the old wooden building that was built by the British in 1900. During the World War II, the old building was destroyed by the Japanese Army attacks.[3] After the war ended, a modern building was then constructed by the British in 1951. The building was officiated by Duchess of Kent Princess Marina on 20 October 1952 and named after her,[2] before it was finally finished in 1953. Starting from 1996, the building undergoing more renovation with the addition of more buildings blocks, with a specialist building was construct in 1999, a storage building in 2001, a forensic building in 2002 and an additional building for hospital wards in 2007.[4]

See also

References

  1. "Mengenai Hospital" (in Malay). Duchess of Kent Hospital. Archived from the original on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. "The Duchess opens a hospital". The Straits Times. National Library Board. 21 October 1952. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. "Imbasan Sejarah Hospital" (in Malay). Duchess of Kent Hospital. Archived from the original on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. "Buletin Penolong Pegawai Perubatan Hospital Duchess of Kent Sandakan" (PDF). Duchess of Kent Hospital (in Malay). Amazon Aws. 2016. p. 2/25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.


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