Sunway breaks ground for RM 400 million, 350-bed hospital in Seberang Jaya

(From left) Mr Lau Beng Long,  Managing Director, Sunway Group Healthcare Services, The Chief Minister of Penang, Yang Amat Berhormat Chow Kon Yeow, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO, Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group, Penang State Executive Councillor for Agriculture, Agro-Based Industries, Rural Development and Healthcare, Yang Berhormat Dr Afif Bahardin, and President of Seberang Perai Municipal Council, Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Sr Hj Rozali.

Sunway Medical Centre Seberang Jaya will support the Vision 2030 that the Chief Minister has set for Penang by delivering quality healthcare and state revenues from medical tourism; and ready Seberang Jaya to be a catalyst for Penang’s sustainable progress.

– Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO

Seberang Jaya, 7 September 2018 – Sunway Group commemorated the start of construction works for the RM 300 million (gross development cost), 180-bed Sunway Medical Centre, Seberang Jaya. Space for a second phase of expansion has already been allocated, bringing total gross development cost up to RM 400 million and an increase in bed capacity to 350.

The medical centre is Sunway Group’s Healthcare Division’s maiden foray into Penang and is expected to be completed by Q4 2020. It is a part of the expansion of Sunway City Seberang Jaya which currently includes the 202-room Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya, three phases of commercial developments, a business park and the 1 million sq ft Sunway Carnival Mall (upon completion of expansion by Q4 2020; current NLA 500,000 sq ft in operation).

Sunway Medical Centre, Seberang Jaya is part of Sunway Group’s Healthcare Division’s expansion plans throughout Malaysia. Including Sunway Medical Centre Seberang Jaya, the plans will see Sunway Group invest an estimated RM 1 billion to build new hospitals in its various integrated townships of Sunway Velocity (Klang Valley); Sunway Damansara (Klang Valley); Sunway City Ipoh (Ipoh); and Sunway Iskandar (Johor).

Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO fervently said, “Our primary goal for Sunway Medical Centre Seberang Jaya is to ensure that our communities have access to top-notch quality healthcare so they can lead long, fulfilling lives free of serious health issues. This is in line with Sunway Group’s commitment to upholding the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, with Goal 3 being health and well-being,”.

Located in mainland Penang, Sunway Medical Centre Seberang Jaya will seek to deliver similar standards of the award-winning healthcare that Sunway Medical Centre in Sunway City is known for. Once it is open, more than 600 healthcare and hospitality professionals including nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists will work to deliver excellent patient care within the estabilshment.

Sunway Medical Centre Seberang Jaya’s core specialities will include Neurology and Neurosurgery, Clinical and Medical Oncology, Orthopaedic and Cardiac and Vascular. These services will be complemented with the latest medical innovations. Some of the state-of-the-art medical equipment includes the Linear Accelerator and PET/CT scanner, which will form part of its comprehensive Cancer Centre.