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Kuala Lumpur - Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)

Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)Institut Perubatan Respiratori

Kuala Lumpur - Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)

Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Pahang
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur
50586 Kuala Lumpur
WP Kuala Lumpur  
Tel: 03-26155555
Fax: 03-26989845
http://www.hkl.gov.my
Jumlah Katil: 2229

Introduction
The Kuala Lumpur Hospital or commonly known as HKL (Hospital Kuala Lumpur) has 49 different departments and units. These include the administration & finance department, the pharmaceutical department, training and research, 27 clinical departments and 12 clinical support services.

Hospital Kuala Lumpur is now the largest hospital under the Ministry of health of Malaysia and is considered to be one of the biggest in Asia. It is a government tertiary referral hospital, located on 150 acres of prime land with 83 wards and 2302 beds.

View of the 5-storey hospital's main block as you approach from the Maternity Hospital. The building on the right foreground is part of the Radiotherapy Outpatient Clinic. HKL has a huge staff of 7 000 workers with almost 100 professions in various fields and disciplines. Out of the total number of staff, there are about 200 consultants and specialists, 500 medical officers and registrars, 10 matrons, 100 sisters (ward managers), 1,600 registered nurses, 750 trained assistant nurses, and 40 trained mid-wives. The remaining staff are pharmacists, tutors, assistant pharmacists, medical assistants, administrative personnel and hospital attendants.     

History

1870 : It was developed as a district hospital comprising of 3 wards i.e., the Tai Wah Ward, the Choudhry Ward and the Malay Ward.

1920 : Upgraded to 25 wards (1st. class in Bangsar, 2nd. class and 3rd. class).

1962 : Development of HKL from Phase I to Phase IV. The development of the various phases were as follows:
Phase I (1962 - 1968): Maternity Hospital, North Ward Block, Radiotherapy Department and Hostels for staff were built.

Phase II (1968 - 1972): South Ward Block, Neurology Institute, Surgical Block, Radiology Block, National Blood Transfusion Centre and more hostels were added.

Phase III (1972 - 1973): Specialist clinics, Outpatient Department and Doctor's hostel were constructed.
Phase IV-A (1973 - 1974): Trainee Nurses hostel and Clubhouse added.

Phase IV-B (1975): Orthopaedic Institute, Urology Institute, Artificial Limb Centre and Radiology Block built.

The last phase of HKL was completed at the cost of RM 77 million.
1973 : HKL started functioning as a teaching hospital for UKM medical students.
1986 - 1988: Repairs and refurbishment of old building (Wooden Block) were performed.
1989 - 1992: Paediatric Institute was constructed.
1994 - 1997 (Phase II) - Upgrading of the Institute of Radiotherapy, Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.

THE MISSION
The mission of the Ministry of Health is to lead and work in partnership:

i. to facilitate and support the people to:
- attain fully their potential in health
- appreciate health as a valuable asset
- take individual responsibility and positive action for their health .

ii. to ensure a high quality health system that is:
- customer centred
- equitable
- affordable
- efficient
- technologically appropriate
- environmentally adaptable
- innovative.

iii. with emphasis on:
- professionalism, caring and teamwork value
- respect for human dignity
- community participation.

VISION STATEMENT OF HKL
HKL shall be an institution of excellence in health care education and research, driven by a dedicated team providing professional client-centered service.

THE MISSION

HKL WILL PROVIDE QUALITY HEALTH CARE THAT :
- IS RESPONSIVE TO PUBLIC, CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES NEEDS;
- IS DELIVERED BY A TEAM OF SKILLED, INNOVATIVE, COMMITED AND COMPASSIONATE PERSONNEL;
- INVOLVES PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIVIDUALS AND THE COMMUNITY FOR PROMOTION OF HEALTH;
- WILL UNDERTAKE EDUCATION AND CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL LEVELS OF STAFF; AND
- CONDUCT BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

OBJECTIVES
- To provide quality patient oriented service based on humanistic values emphasing customer satisfaction and encompasing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects;
- To provide health education service to its clientele and provide post basic and continuing medical education to its staff to promote professionalism;
- To instill excellent work culture and to create a conducive environment to deliver quality services;
- To make KLH a centre of excellence and national referral centre,
- To establish KLH as a clinical research centre.

ROLES AND ACTIVITIES
- secondary care
- tertiary care
- training centre for houseman
- postgraduate training centre by arrangements of the University Putra Malaysia and the Ministry Of Health
- continuining education for sub specialization for doctors
- basic and post basic training for nurses
- training centre for paramedics, radiographers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and
- clinical research.

PLANNING FOR THE YEAR 2020
Revamping of functions:
- KLH to become centre for tertiary care
- primary services to be resited outside KLH
- bed strength reduced from 2585 to 1300
- Remaining land area to be rebuild into a referral and tertiary care centre for a hospital of 1300 beds only.