Avisena Specialist Hospital Unveils Major Expansion — Elevating Healthcare Services in Shah Alam and the Klang Valley - MIDA | Malaysian Investment Development Authority
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Avisena Specialist Hospital Unveils Major Expansion — Elevating Healthcare Services in Shah Alam and the Klang Valley

Avisena Specialist Hospital Unveils Major Expansion — Elevating Healthcare Services in Shah Alam and the Klang Valley

11 Jun 2024

Avisena Healthcare today celebrated the groundbreaking of its additional medical facility at Avisena Specialist Hospital in Shah Alam, marking a pivotal moment in its commitment to providing advanced quality patient care to cater to the increasing population in the Klang Valley. The event was officiated by Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Minister of Health Malaysia.

The expansion building, set to be completed and operational by 2027, will feature 275 beds, 35 sub-specialities, over 80 specialist suites, 10 state-of-the-art operation theatres, including one hybrid operation theatre, and comprehensive oncology services. The 11-storey building, connected to the existing structure by a two-storey enclosed bridge, is designed with a modern ‘Biophilic’ architectural concept, promoting a healing environment through natural elements.

This expansion aims to enhance Avisena Specialist Hospital’s capability to deliver high-quality healthcare to a broader patient base, aligning with the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives to strengthen healthcare access across the nation.

Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Minister of Health Malaysia, commended Avisena Healthcare’s efforts, highlighting the importance of such initiatives in achieving the nation’s healthcare goals. “The expansion of Avisena Specialist Hospital is a commendable initiative that aligns with our national healthcare objectives. By increasing the number of hospital beds and enhancing specialised services, Avisena Healthcare is contributing significantly to our goal of improving healthcare access and quality for all Malaysians. This project is a clear example of the effective collaboration between public and private sectors in advancing our healthcare infrastructure, such as the accessibility treatment for cancer patients and palliative support services.”

Elina Nadia Omar, Group Chief Executive Officer of Avisena Healthcare, expressed her gratitude and vision for the future, “Today marks a historic moment for Avisena Healthcare as we embark on this significant expansion. We are committed to providing top-quality healthcare, and with this new facility, we aim to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare providers, ensuring quality and efficient care for all. This expansion not only enhances our capacity but is also designed with patient comfort in mind. It integrates smart technology to improve service delivery and reduce waiting times, making healthcare more accessible and efficient.”

Avisena Specialist Hospital is set to elevate its Centres of Excellence, encompassing fields such as Cardiology, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (ADEM), Orthopaedics (Trauma and Spine) and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). These specialised units will enhance the hospital’s ability to provide advanced care in critical areas of medicine.

Moreover, the hospital will become the largest comprehensive oncology hub in the Shah Alam and Klang districts by 2027. Elina Nadia Omar emphasised, “With the introduction of state-of-the-art chemotherapy and radiotherapy facilities, we are dedicated to addressing the increasing demand for advanced cancer care, which includes supporting ongoing research to find better treatments. Our goal is to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.” In support of cancer awareness and treatment, Avisena Healthcare has made a donation to the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).

Avisena Healthcare also serves as a hub for medical tourism. Collaborations with the Malaysia Health Tourism Council (MHTC) and government agencies aim to attract international patients, further positioning Avisena Healthcare as a key player in the global healthcare market.

Avisena Healthcare is dedicated to fulfilling its commitments to sustainability. Participating in the Low Carbon Cities Framework since 2015, Avisena Healthcare has achieved a 14% decrease in annual greenhouse gas emissions and aims for a 30% reduction by 2030 through the UN Global Compact’s SDG Ambition Accelerator programme. Avisena Healthcare also provides free medical services through Klinik Bergerak Sutera, while Yayasan Avisena supports underprivileged patients, especially in emergency and life-saving cases.

By 2027, Avisena Healthcare will be able to provide 405 patient beds, 13 operation theatres, 150 medical specialists, and 1,600 staff across its Shah Alam hospitals. Avisena Healthcare’s investment extends beyond the development of the additional medical facility at Avisena Specialist Hospital Shah Alam; it also includes the upcoming Avisena Specialist Hospital Cyberjaya that is set to be operational by 2029 and the expansion of the Avisena Dialysis Centre network.

Source: The Edge Malaysia