Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital

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Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital
Klang-tar-hospital.jpg
Main block of the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (TAR) General Hospital in Klang
Geography
LocationJalan Langat, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Organisation
FundingGovernment hospital
Hospital typeGeneral
Affiliated universityUniversity of Malaya
Management and Science University
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds1094[1]
HelipadYes
History
Founded1985
Links
Websitehtar.moh.gov.my
ListsHospitals in Malaysia

The Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (TAR) Hospital in Klang (Malay: Hospital Besar Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang), also known as Klang General Hospital or Klang GH is a 1094-bed[1] government tertiary hospital located in the south of the royal town of Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. The hospital is the second busiest hospital in Malaysia in terms of inpatients admission and the busiest outpatient medical facility in Malaysia.[2][3]

This hospital provides primary and selected tertiary care services. The hospital began operations in 1985 and is located not far from Istana Alam Shah and Bandar Bukit Tinggi. It was named after the consort of Sultan Salahuddin, Tengku Ampuan Rahimah.

Hospital Information[edit]

The Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (TAR) General Hospital is a 28-ward Malaysian government medical facility with over 850 inpatients beds and 20 clinical disciplines. It has a monthly average of 10,000 patients and a daily average of 20 elective surgeries.

The Klang TAR Hospital is also a referral hospital for many district hospitals and health clinics ranging from Kuala Langat in the south up to Kuala Selangor in the north. It was awarded the MS ISO 9002 Quality System certification in 1998.

This hospital also focuses on ambulatory services and is equipped with a helipad for emergency evacuation purposes. The Klang TAR Hospital also houses an in-situ medical teaching facility for the medical students of the Management and Science University and University of Malaya.

In 2014, the hospital recorded 95,000 inpatients, the second highest in the country after Kuala Lumpur Hospital.[2] The hospital serves a population catchment of 1.2 million.[1]

The hospital has 4,025 staff in 2016.[1]

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Issues[edit]

Overcrowded[edit]

The hospital is currently facing overcrowding issues, with too many patients and lack of space. Patients are being treated on beds placed along the corridors.[4] TAR has 893 beds, with an admission rate of 260 patients daily. In 2014, the hospital recorded 95,000 inpatients, the second highest in the country.[2]

Flash flood[edit]

A section of geriatric ward of the hospital is frequently flooded during heavy downpour.[5] The hospital management has proposed to build a retention pond to overcome the issue to the State Public Works Department, Drainage and Irrigation Department and Health Department in February 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sharing Experience With the Implementation of LEAN at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital Klang, Malaysia" (PDF). Malaysian National Productivity (Kelantan). Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Government hospitals in Klang Valley facing a shortage of beds for patients". The Star (Malaysia). 2 December 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  3. ^ Ganasegeran, Kurubaran; Perianayagam, Wilson; Abdul Manaf, Rizal; Ali Jadoo, Saad Ahmed; Al-Dubai, Sami Abdo Radman (2015). "Patient Satisfaction in Malaysia's Busiest Outpatient Medical Care". The Scientific World Journal. 2015: 1–6. doi:10.1155/2015/714754. PMC 4306375. PMID 25654133.
  4. ^ "Bed shortage at older government hospitals". The Star (Malaysia). 6 December 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Hospital needs 'treatment'". The Star (Malaysia). 17 May 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016.

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Coordinates: 3°1′15″N 101°26′21″E / 3.02083°N 101.43917°E / 3.02083; 101.43917