Hospitals are the most complex of building types. Each hospital comprises a wide range of services and functional units, from diagnostic and treatment functions such as clinical laboratories, imaging, emergency rooms and surgery to hospital-operations functions, such as food service and housekeeping as well as fundamental inpatient care or bed-related functions.
This diversity is reflected in the breadth and specificity of regulations, codes and oversight that govern hospital construction and operations. Each of the wide-ranging and constantly evolving functions of a hospital, including highly complicated mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications systems, requires specialised knowledge and expertise.
This is why specialised consultants play an important role in hospital planning, design, construction, commissioning and maintenance.
A) Hospital Kuala Lipis Phase 1 & 2
In February 2009, George Kent was appointed by the Malaysian Ministry of Health to design, build, commission and implement upgrading works to Phase 1 of Hospital Kuala Lipis, Pahang.
The construction work comprised the design and build of a 7-storey medical ward housing 106 hospital beds, operating theatres, car park facilities, building amenities and ancillary services essential to the hospital’s operations and its healthcare mission.
The Group leveraged its technical competencies, experience and expertise accumulated from various other projects to complete the upgrading works within budget and on time.
Building on the success of Phase 1 of Hospital Kuala Lipis, George Kent was subsequently awarded the contract to construct Phase 2 of the hospital housing an additional 56 beds, to be completed within 30 months from the date of award.
B) Hospital Tanjung Karang
George Kent received the Letter of Award to design and build a district Hospital in Tanjung Karang, Selangor on 31 October 2016. Located 6.5km from Tanjung Karang town and 7.5km from Kuala Selangor town, it is expected to serve some 200,000 residents in the vicinity.
The project's scope of works includes designing and building a 150-bed medical and ward block, 30 units of houseman’s quarters, 24 units of Class “F” and “G” quarters, a 50-pax child nursery centre, an engineering block, a cafeteria and a visitor gallery, 2 fully equipped operating rooms (OR) amongst other medical facilities and the supplying of equipment.
C) Hospital Endokrin, Putrajaya
George Kent received the Letter of Award to design and build 220-bed Hospital Endokrin in Precinct 7, Putrajaya from Public Works Department in December 2016. The hospital will be located on a 10.7 acre site within the precinct and is about 200m away from the existing Hospital Putrajaya (HPJ).
The project's scope of works includes the design and construction of a hospital extension complex with a link bridge to existing main block of Hospital Putrajaya and a multi-storey car park.