Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sime Darby's new medical centre opens 2011
Sime Darby Healthcare is expected to invest RM250 million for the Sime Darby Medical Centre in Ara Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, which is anticipated to be opened next year.
In a statement today, Sime Darby Healthcare said plans are being drawn up to fit out and equip the centre with specialised facilities and services for the treatment and management of heart, neuro, spine and joint diseases.
It said the new 220-bed medical centre, will be the third medical facility established under the group, after the flagship Sime Darby Medical Centre in Subang Jaya and Sime Darby Specialist Centre Megah in Petaling Jaya.
Tan Sri Dr Wan Zahid Mohd Noordin, a Sime Darby board member who oversees Sime Darby Healthcare said the medical centre will focus on quality, safety and continuous improvement, especially in areas that most directly impact patient care.
The neuroscience unit in Ara Damansara will feature a comprehensive epilepsy management programme that includes an electroencephalogram or EEG studies laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment for early diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
The centre will also have a fully-equipped and state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility including a specialised Stroke Care Unit, hydrotherapy, occupational therapy, audiometry, musculoskeletal rehabilitation using wax and splints and a Child Development Centre with Snoezelen and speech therapy.
Snoezelen or controlled multi-sensory stimulation is used for patients with autism, intellectual or mental disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorders or brain injury.
The hospital will also be installing a new Hospital Management Information System that will allow, amongst others, central appointment bookings and management of patients' health records in a seamless manner across all the Sime Darby medical facilities.