Penang General Hospital
Hospital Pulau Pinang
Penang General Hospital (2011).jpg
Geography
LocationGeorge Town, Penang, Malaysia
Coordinates5°24′59″N 100°18′40″E / 5.416517°N 100.311094°E / 5.416517; 100.311094Coordinates: 5°24′59″N 100°18′40″E / 5.416517°N 100.311094°E / 5.416517; 100.311094
Organisation
Typehospital
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds1090
HelipadYes
History
Opened1854
Links
WebsiteOfficial website (in Malay)

The Penang General Hospital (Malay: Hospital Pulau Pinang) is the main public hospital in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. The largest public hospital in Penang, it also serves as the reference hospital within northern Malaysia.[1]

The hospital had its origins as a medical centre founded in 1854 for the poor and opium addicts.[2]

History

The hospital land was given to the British Malaya government in 1882 for them to construct a hospital. In 1930, the nurse dormitory was constructed. In 1935, block A and block C of the hospital were constructed. In 1939, the maternity hospital was constructed. In 1989, the central administration center blocks were constructed.[3]

Architecture

See also

References

  1. ^ "Penang to have first-ever school in hospital". NST Online. 2016-09-05. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  2. ^ "Penang General Hospital - Georgetown.my". georgetown.my. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  3. ^ "Sejarah" (in Malay). Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2016.