KUALA LUMPUR: The Sunway group expanded its healthcare facilities with the opening of its RM320mil hospital in the integrated development of Sunway Velocity.
The company said the Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV), opened on Wednesday, is a comprehensive tertiary care private hospital which would provide a range of facilities, amenities and services to the Cheras and KL South communities.
These include inpatient and outpatient care, 24-hour emergency services, various physician specialist clinics and diagnostic imaging facilities, as well as medical and surgical capabilities.
The hospital, with an area size of 33,000 sq m, has a designed capacity of 240 beds, 77 consultation suites, six operating theatres and a catheterisation laboratory. SMCV is also equipped with a UPS system and reserve generator for uninterrupted power supply.
Its team of consultants and surgeons includes cardiologists, gastroenterologist, gynaecologist, ophthalmologists, orthopaedics and paediatricians, most of whom will run specialist clinics from 8.30am to 5pm on weekdays and 8.30am to 1pm on Saturdays.
The hospital’s emergency medical services include an ambulance service and CPR guidance via telephone.
Construction of the hospital began in May 2017 and was completed in June 2019.
The medical centre is part of the Sunway group’s expansion plans for healthcare and one of Sunway Velocity’s five key components of retail, healthcare, residential, hospitality, education and commercial.
SMCV CEO Choo Voon Chee said the hospital hoped to make a significant difference in healthcare in the KL South area.
“We are pleased to be able to provide the Cheras community and its surrounding neighbourhoods easier access to Sunway Medical’s specialty services.
“Sunway Medical is committed to bringing quality medical care to Malaysian neighbourhoods and we look forward to serving our local communities and providing them with the assistance and care they require, ” he added.
Sunway Medical Centre is an Australian Council on Healthcare Standards-accredited private hospital. Its teams of dedicated personnel including medical consultants, professional allied health staff as well as trained and dedicated nursing staff are the backbone of the medical group.
The 9.3ha Sunway Velocity development is the only new integrated development of its kind within KL South to encapsulate the five key components of retail, healthcare, residential, hospitality, education and commercial.
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