Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Malay: Hospital Queen Elizabeth) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is the main hospital for the city and the whole Sabah. It is named after the Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
The building of Queen Elizabeth Hospital I.
LocationKota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Coordinates5°57′24″N 116°4′24″E (QEH1)
5°58′0″N 116°5′37″E (QEH2)
Care systemGovernment hospital
FundingMinistry of Health
Beds779 (QEH1)
400 (QEH2)[1]
Founded1981 (QEH1)
2009 (QEH2)
Websiteqeh.moh.gov.my (QEH1)
hqe2.moh.gov.my (QEH2)


The first hospital building was built in 1957, a second in 1981, this has since been demolished, in 2009, and replaced with a new one.[2] This reinforced concrete tower used unwashed sea sand as part of the concrete mix, which caused it to fail, and its early demolition.[3] The hospital was visited by the Queen in 1971.[2]

Prior to the demolishment of first building in 2009, as a temporary replacement for normal patient, the federal government purchasing the former building of Sabah Medical Centre (SMC) and renovate it as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital II. The second building have since been maintained until this date. Although the service for normal patient has been returned to the new first building, the second building is mainly used now as a heart centre for cardiothoracic surgery and other surgery.[4]

See also


  1. "Queen Elizabeth Hospital". Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  2. "Latar Belakang Hospital" (in Malay). Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  3. Jaswinder Kaurnews (2 December 2008). "Sea sand the cause of 'sick' tower". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  4. "History". Queen Elizabeth Hospital II. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.

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