Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital
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|Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital|
Main block of the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (TAR) General Hospital in Klang
|Location||Jalan Langat, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Affiliated university||University of Malaya
Management and Science University
|Lists||Hospitals 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 an 864-bed government tertiary hospital located in the south of the royal town of Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
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.
The Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (TAR) General Hospital is a 28-ward Malaysian government medical facility with over 850 inpatient 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 University of Malaya and Management and Science University.
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.  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.
A section of geriatric ward of the hospital is frequently flooded during heavy downpour. 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.
- "Government hospitals in Klang Valley facing a shortage of beds for patients". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- "Bed shortage at older government hospitals". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- "Hospital needs ‘treatment’". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 17 May 2016.
- Official website of the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (TAR) General Hospital, Klang
- Clinical Research Centre, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (CRC HTAR)
- Klang District Health Office
- Ministry of Health, Malaysia