Sri Aman Hospital II staff want old wards improved, water pressure issues resolved, metal detectors installed

Doris (sixth left) in a photo with Sri Aman Hospital II staff during a visit on Jan 12, 2023. Photo credit: Ukas

SRI AMAN, Jan 13: The Sri Aman Hospital II staff members have voiced the need to improve the old hospital wards, resolve water pressure problems, and install metal detectors.

The staff made these requests to Sri Aman Member of Parliament (MP) Dato Sri Doris Sophia Brodie during her working visit to the new hospital yesterday (Jan 12).

According to a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Doris was also briefed that Sri Aman Hospital II will have its bed capacity increased from 92 to 150.

This will enable the hospital to provide better healthcare services as the lead hospital for the southeast Sarawak cluster.

Sri Aman Hospital director Dr Hazwani Mohd Yusop and deputy director Dr Sim Poh Ling were among those present.

Sri Aman Hospital II, costing about RM181 million, was completed sometime in May last year and started its operations on Sept 1, 2022, after long delays and much criticism.

The hospital provides comprehensive secondary care-level services, including general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics, obstetric and gynaecology, anaesthesiology, psychiatry, rehabilitation (physiotherapy and occupational therapy), pathology level II and blood transfusion services, imaging as well as emergency services.

It has a women’s ward, men’s ward, children’s ward, obstetric ward, three operation theatres, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an emergency unit, an imaging division, a specialist doctor’s clinic, a hemodialysis unit with 14 machines, and a pathology lab.

Several services remain in the old Sri Aman Hospital, including the psychiatric ward and psychiatrist clinic. — DayakDaily