Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital
Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah
Ministry of Health
Main entrance of Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital
Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital
Location of HPSF in Malaysia
LocationJalan Salleh, Bandar Maharani, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
Coordinates2°03′24″N 102°34′38″E / 2.0567°N 102.5772°E / 2.0567; 102.5772
FundingGovernment hospital
TypeRegional, General, Specialist, Teaching Hospital
Affiliated university
Asia Metropolitan University (AMU)
Manipal University College Malaysia (MUCM)
Emergency departmentYes
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Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital (Malay: Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah; abbrev: HPSF) is a government-funded specialist hospital in Bandar Maharani, Muar, Johor, Malaysia. It is managed by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia.

Muar also known as the Royal Town of Bandar Maharani is located about 175 km from Johor Bahru, the state capital of Johor. It has an area of 2346.12 km2 and population of 437 164 people (c. 2007).[1] HPSF is the third most important hospital in Johor after Sultanah Aminah Hospital and Sultan Ismail Hospital, both in Johor Bahru. It is also a referral hospital for to neighbouring districts Batu Pahat, Segamat and Tangkak hospitals in the northern region of Johor state.[2]


Muar District Health Office at the intersection with Jalan Othman and Jalan Meriam

The hospital has its origins in a dispensary established in 1900 in a small building at Jalan Petri, Muar.[3] It was known as the ‘Government Dispensary’ at that time and situated at the present HSBC Bank opposite the Muar Trade Centre building at the intersection with Jalan Othman, the street where the present Muar District Health Office is also located just a stone's throw away.[3][4]

The whole health service was later shifted to the current location at Jalan Salleh in 1918, after a new building built at Muar River side when the town of Muar was being restructured.[3][5][6]

Beginning in the 1920s, the hospital which was once known as the Muar District Hospital has gone through a variety of development until today. It went through tremendous transformation into a specialist hospital under the tenure of Chua Jui Meng as Minister of Health (1995 – 2004), who was also a local-bred Member of Parliament (MP) for Bakri formerly.[7][8] On 13 October 2003 the hospital status and name was converted from 'Hospital Muar' to the present 'Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah' with the declaration was officially completed by the Sultanah of Johor then, Sultanah Zanariah.[note 1][2][3][11]

Departments, units and services

Hospital Redevelopment Project Master Plan began since 1990 which the planned Ambulatory Care Centre Block would have equip the hospital with a variety of advanced medical equipments and facilities to cater for specialist services.[3] The Baby Friendly Program was established at the hospital officially by the Minister of Health then on 6 November 1997.[7] Departments and units at HPSF included:[5][12]

24-hour Emergency and Trauma Department (previously the main entrance) of HPSF

Clinical: • Medical • Ophthalmology • Anaesthesiology • Dermatology • Otorhinolaryngology • Psychiatrist • Orthopedics • Paediatrics • SOPD • Emergency & Trauma • Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Clinical Support: • Patology • Imaging & Diagnostic • Pharmacy • Health Education • Rehabilition & • Medical Social Work • Physiotherapist

Support: • Dietetics & Food • Supervision & Transportation • CSSD • Revenue • Quality • Medical Record • Nursing • Library • ICT • Public Health • Management

Teaching hospital

In addition HPSF also plays the role as 'teaching hospital' being affiliated with medical schools i.e. Asia Metropolitan University[13] and Manipal University College Malaysia (formerly Melaka Manipal Medical College)[14] to provide medical education and training their medical students doing twinning programme between its campus here and its sister campus in Manipal, Karnataka, India.[1][15]

Housemanship training

HPSF also provides Internship training for Medical Graduate Officer either from a Malaysian public or private university, or from an overseas-approved university or college under the medical service "secondary center" concept.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Introduction: Background". Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Johor-Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah (HPSF)". Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Introduction: History". Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Latar Belakang Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Muar". Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Muar. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah". Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah – HPSF". (in Malay). Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Baby Friendly Hospital". Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  8. ^ Chong Chee Seng (21 July 2008). "Chua Jui Meng: Health Transcends Politics". New Straits Times. Retrieved 12 April 2021 – via Bentayan Assemblyman Gwee Tong Hiang Blog.
  9. ^ Nelson Benjamin (24 February 2011). "Sultanah titles removed due to tradition". The Star (in Malay). Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Royal 'divorce after death' valid, rules highest court". Malaysiakini (in Malay). 9 June 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah Muar". Anak-anak Muar official FB (in Malay). Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Profile: Departments and Units". Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Course Details: Bac. of Medicine and Bac. of Surgery (MBBS) Offered by: Asia Metropolitan University (AMU), Johor Bharu Campus". Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Melaka-Manipal Medical College now a university college". The Star. 14 February 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  15. ^ Wani Muthiah (31 December 2020). "Packing up remotely". The Star. Retrieved 8 April 2021.


  1. ^ Sultanah title then was removed and change to Tengku Puan Zanariah later.[9][10]