Penang, a recognized medical hub in south-east Asia. A booming trend that has contributed sizeable revenue to Penang’s tourism, medical tourism is a multi-million ringgit deal in Penang. More than a rich culture, history, and food, Penang hospitals offer the best medical care in Malaysia too. According to the Penang Government’s Report, Penang’s healthcare has contributed about 50% to Malaysia’s entire healthcare sector. According to the Malaysian Health Travel Council, about 60% of all medical tourists coming to Malaysia make a beeline for Penang.
Penang hospitals offer excellent doctors and provide modern facilities for the best results. Every visit is handled well to make sure you get the best health condition and the best of the state. The charges are considerably less when compared to similar ones in neighboring countries and are a mere fraction of the rates in the West, which is perhaps the biggest drawing factor for medical tourism in this region.
The hospitals on this list are not only the go-to choice for Penangites and its surrounding states but are popular picks for people from neighboring countries such as Indonesia and Thailand. If you are new to Penang, here are the top 3 recommended private Penang hospitals for you to seek treatment if necessary and get back to good health:
With over a thousand staff on hand and treating over 300,000 patients annually, Island Hospital is one of the foremost authority on medical treatments in Penang. The hospital’s outstanding reputation precedes its’ impressive lobby and impeccable system.Location: 308, Jalan Macalister, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
- Hours: 24 Hours.
- Emergency Contact: 04-228 8222
Gleneagles Medical Centre
Initially known as Cantonment Medical Specialist Centre at the junction of Cantonment Road and Bell Road, an unfortunate blaze rendered the building useless. After the incident, the team purchased a 2.5-acre land on Pangkor Road and the hospital re-opened its doors on the 1st of July 1973 as Penang Medical Centre. In 1989, it changed its name to Gleneagles Medical Centre (GMC) when Gleneagles International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parkway Holdings became the majority shareowner of the company.A 227-bedded facility, GMC boasts of a 24-Hour Accident & Emergency Department, a full-fledged laboratory (including blood bank services) and a host of services and treatments.Location: 1, Jalan Pangkor, Pulau Tikus, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
- Outpatient: Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm. Sat: 8.30am – 1.00pm.
- Paediatric Night Clinic: Daily 7.00pm – 8.30pm
- Paediatric Clinic: On Sundays and Public Holidays: 10.30am – 12.30pm.
- Emergency Contact: 04-222 9199
- Website: https://www.gleneagles-penang.com/
Penang Adventist Hospital
They are part of the Adventist Health Network and have garnered plenty of accreditation in the Malaysian Society of Quality in Health and Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiatives (BFHI), amongst a few others. The 253-bedded tertiary care facility is an active participant in the Cardiac Stem Cell research study and offers the Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme within its premises.The five-story building houses a seven-theatre operating suite, a ten-bed intensive care unit, delivery suites, a neo-natal intensive care unit, an imaging (x-ray) department, a physiotherapy unit and three floors of patient wards. In 2015, the hospital added a new oncology building with radiation therapy, an effort in partnership with the National Cancer Centre of Singapore.Location: 465, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang, Malaysia.
- Registration Hours: Mon – Thu: 8.00am – 4.30pm. Fri & Sun: 8.00am – 12.30pm.
- Paediatric Night Clinic: Sun – Thu: 7.00pm – 8.30pm.
- Emergency Contact: 04-222 7200
- Website: https://pah.com.my/