Ong Chin Huat gets a first-hand look at the new private hospital, the Sunway Medical Centre Velocity, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Sunway Medical Centre Velocity opened its doors in September 2019 offering a range of healthcare services stretching from cardiology and dermatology to ophthalmology and fertility.
With Malaysia recently ranked as the number one destination for medical tourism by the United Kingdom-based International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ), surpassing the USA and recording over 1.3 million medical tourists in 2019, Sunway Medical centre is poised to contribute greatly to medical tourism in Malaysia.
Located in Cheras, a district south of Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Medical Centre Velocity was built at an estimated cost of £60 million and covers an area of approximately 33,000 square metres.
Completed in June 2019, this medical centre boasts a 10-storey building housing 240 beds, 77 consultation suites, six operating theatres and a catheterisation laboratory. It is also equipped with UPS system and a reserve generator for uninterrupted power supply.
The medical specialisations on offer include cardiology, neuro-ophthalmology, dermatology and fertility among many others. A dedicated team of medical specialists such as gastroenterologist, gynaecologist, orthopaedics and paediatricians offer inpatient and outpatient care while various specialist clinics such as dietetic and nutrition services as well as diagnostic imaging facilities with surgical capabilities and 24-hour emergency services make this a complete medical and wellness destination.
“Sunway Medical Centre Velocity hopes to make a significant difference in healthcare in the Kuala Lumpur South area, and we are pleased to be able to provide the Cheras community and its surrounding neighbourhoods easier access to Sunway Medical’s specialty services,” said Choo Voon Chee, the CEO of Sunway Medical Centre Velocity.
“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.
As one of the leading private medical centres in Asia, Sunway Medical Centre Velocity is supported by a dedicated team of nursing staff which form the foundation of this medical group.
Linked to the Sunway Velocity development is a 23-acre integrated township which comprises of retail, residential, hospitality, education and commerce. The medical centre is situated just 3 km from the city centre and linked to both the LRT and MRT stations and as well and major roads and highways.
Affiliated with the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Services, Monash University Malaysia, University of Cambridge, Royal Papworth Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Sunway Medical Centre Velocity is a welcomed addition to Malaysia’s burgeoning medical sector.
For further information, please visit www.sunwaymedical.com/velocity.
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