Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)
Kuala Lumpur Hospital
Geography
LocationJalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates3°10′17.2″N 101°42′06.5″E / 3.171444°N 101.701806°E / 3.171444; 101.701806Coordinates: 3°10′17.2″N 101°42′06.5″E / 3.171444°N 101.701806°E / 3.171444; 101.701806
Organisation
FundingGovernment hospital
TypeGeneral
Affiliated universityUniversiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds2,300
HelipadYes
History
Opened1870[1]
Links
Websitewww.hkl.gov.my
ListsHospitals in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Hospital (Malay: Hospital Besar Kuala Lumpur, abbr: HKL) is a Malaysian government-owned public hospital in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Founded in 1870, HKL is a not-for-profit institution and serves as the flagship hospital of the Malaysian public healthcare system. This hospital serves as a tertiary and referral hospital. It is located on 150 acres of prime land in the city with 84 wards and 2,300 beds, making it one of the largest hospitals in the world. More than 90 per cent of the beds in HKL are allocated for subsidized patients, providing access to an internationally established standard of affordable healthcare.[2]

The Kuala Lumpur Hospital or HKL has 54 different departments and units. These include 29 clinical departments and 15 clinical support services. HKL has approximately 11,000 staff with almost 2,300 professionals in various fields and disciplines. Out of the total number of staff, there are 300 medical consultants and specialists, 1,300 medical officers, 72 matrons, 253 sisters (ward managers) and 3,500 registered nurses and 258 community nurses.[3]

History and future developments

Statistics

HKL handles over one million outpatients annually and 131,639 in-patients in 2015.[2][8] In 2015, the total management expenditure for HKL reached RM 1 billion whilst development expenditure exceeded RM 17 million. On average, HKL handles over 3,300 outpatient cases daily. The average hospital admission on a daily basis was over 360 cases, with over 44,500 surgeries and 14 million lab investigations were conducted annually.[9]

Medical achievements

Facilities and transportation

Among the facilities available at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital include banking & finance, cafeteria, convenience stores, gymnasium, tennis court, police station and a post office. The library and resource center for HKL patients and visitors is located at the main block. Mobile library services are available in selected wards. HKL also provides subsidized intermediate care and short-term accommodation for patients and caregivers who are not able to afford high living costs in the city.[12]

The hospital is accessible within walking distance east of the Titiwangsa Station. Bus stop and taxi stands are available. There are 1,950 car park bays at HKL equipped with wireless parking lot detection and guidance system. By the end of 2017, there will be additional 1,270 car park bays with the opening of the Women and Children’s Hospital (WCH) in HKL.[13]

Awards

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "What a 'great dame' of a hospital". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Off the Cuff - HKL ... our finest institution". The Sun (Malaysia). Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  3. ^ "INTRODUCTION TO HKL". Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  4. ^ "History". HKL. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  5. ^ "HKL to be a premier hospital". Astro Awani. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ "UEM-Najcom JV bags RM848mil hospital project". The Star Malaysia. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  7. ^ "New KL hospital to provide 600 beds". The Star Malaysia. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Government hospitals in Klang Valley facing a shortage of beds for patients". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  9. ^ "2015 Health Facts" (PDF). HKL. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  10. ^ "2015 Organ Donation Facts". Transplantation Unit & National Transplant Resource Centre. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Conjoined twins separated in Malaysia". The Telegraph UK. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Community Service". HKL. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Multi-Storey Car Park, Women & Children's Hospital At HKL". BERNAMA. Retrieved 2 January 2017.