Sibu Hospital

Sibu Hospital is the second largest hospital in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. This hospital is the secondary referral centre for eight district hospitals located in the central region of Sarawak, namely Kanowit, Kapit[2], Mukah, Dalat, Daro, Sarikei, Saratok, and Betong. Furthermore, urgent cases from Bintulu hospital are also referred to this hospital.[3]

Sibu Hospital
Main building of Sibu Hospital
Geography
LocationBatu 5.5, Jalan Ulu Oya, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Coordinates2°17′49″N 111°53′33″E
Organisation
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeGeneral, teaching
Affiliated universityUniversity Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
SEGi Medical College
Sibu Nursing College
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds534 (capacity: 750)[1]
History
FoundedAugust 1994[1]
Links
Websitehsibu.moh.gov.my
ListsHospitals in Malaysia

History

Before Sibu hospital started operation, medical needs of Sibu town was previously served by the Lau King Howe Hospital located in the downtown area. In order to accommodate the growing medical needs of the Sibu population, the Malaysian government has constructed Sibu hospital in 1994.[4] In 2014, a new pathology complex was completed with a pathologist stationed at the hospital.[5] Sibu hospital is accredited by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH).[6]

On 18 November 2017, there was a fire inside male medical ward of the hospital due to faulty air-conditioning system. Nearly 1,000 people were cleared from the wards for a few hours before going back to the wards.[7]

Services

Sibu hospital offers a series of specialisations, including: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Radiology, Neurosurgery, rheumatology, psychiatry, and anaesthetic services.[3] In December 2019, the hospital launched the first drive-through pharmacy in Sarawak in an effort to provide value-added services to patients.[8]

Sibu Hospital also serves as a teaching centre for University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS),[9] SEGi Medical College[10] and Sibu Nursing College students.

References

  1. "Inventori Kemudahan dan perkidmatan (Inventory of facilities and services)" (PDF). Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak (Sarawak Health Department). Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. James Ling (4 September 2019). "Rep wants Kapit Hospital to be supplied with rabies vaccine". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  3. Sibu Hospital - Whole Hospital Policy (PDF). Sibu Hospital. May 2014. pp. 4–5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  4. "About the Hospital". Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Archived from the original on 18 July 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  5. "Sibu Hospital to have a pathologist, RM5 mln for upgrading — Minister". The Borneo Post. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  6. "List Of MSQH Accredited Hospital". Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH). Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  7. Andy, Chua. "Nearly 1,000 people evacuated after hospital fire in Sibu". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 19 November 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. Peter Boon (3 December 2019). "State's first-ever drive-thru hospital pharmacy launched". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  9. "Unimas requests for teaching hospital". The Borneo Post. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  10. "Sibu sub-campus of SEGi University's Medical School commences operation". The Borneo Post. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
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