The Cheras/KL South communities of West Malaysia will see a new tertiary care private hospital in Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) by the end of 2019, as part of the Sunway Group's extensive RM320 million (US$77 million) expansion plan for healthcare. Encompassing Sunway Velocity's five key aspects - retail, healthcare, residential, hospitality, education and commercial – the medical centre will provide various facilities, amenities and services, such as inpatient and outpatient care, 24-hour emergency services, specialist consultations, diagnostic imaging facilities, and medical and surgical capabilities.
SMCV’s 33,000 sqm area accommodates some 240 beds, 77 consultation suites, six operating theatre, a catheterisation laboratory, and comes equipped with a UPS system and reserve generator for uninterrupted power supply.
The hospital’s specialist clinics include those of cardiology, gastroenterology, gynaecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and paediatrics, which will provide comprehensive services on weekdays and Saturdays, while its emergency medical services provides an ambulance service as well as CPR guidance via telephone.
Further, the 9.3-hectare integrated development is strategically situated from the KL City Centre and is linked to the Maluri LRT and MRT stations – SMCV is close to KLCC, Bukit Bintang, the Golden Triangle, IKEA Cheras, Royal Selangor Golf Club and AEON Maluri, and so, has access to major transport services.
The CEO of SMCV, Choo Voon Chee, said, "Sunway Medical Centre Velocity hopes to make a significant difference in healthcare in the KL South area and we are pleased to be able to provide the Cheras community and its surrounding neighbourhoods easier access to Sunway Medical's specialty services and care.”
Sunway Medical Centre, one of the leading private medical centres in the region, is an Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) accredited private hospital and is also affiliated with the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Medical School. Its dedicated personnel consists of medical consultants, professional allied health staff as well as trained nursing staff who provide specialty care for the masses.