The new wing is expected to come into completion by SUKMA 2020
KPJ Puteri Specialist Hospital held a topping-off ceremony to mark the new wing’s construction that has reached its highest level and is entering its final phase of finishing (marking 60% of completion). The wing’s ground-breaking ceremony was first held back in 2012 and the construction begun at 2014 before the project was put on halt for a while. It resumed again at the end quarter of 2017.
President and CEO of Johor Corporation and Chairman of KPJ Healthcare Berhad apologised in advance to the locals and the neighbourhood around the construction site as they may need to work on the building even at night after they get permission from the authority.
The RM120 million, 9-storey hospital would add 100 extra beds making it 240 beds in total. As of now, KPJ Puteri Specialist has 140 beds with 35 resident doctors, 5 sessional specialists and 9 visiting specialists. The new wing would also house 20 specialists’ clinics in line with the increased number of beds.
Incoming specialists for the new wing would materialise KPJ Puteri’s ambition in becoming the pioneer to cater to Neurology and Paediatric specialist services as well as trailblazing the Thoracic and robotic surgery service nationwide. KPJ Puteri is also looking into adding 2 more operation theatres in lieu of the said vision.
Further addition will be up soon by KPJ as the group has just acquired a new land next to the hospital building.