Hospital Lam Wah Ee

District General Hospital | Jelutong, Malaysia

Hospital description

The idea of setting up a community health care centre in Penang was first mooted by a few Chinese community leaders in 1876 and a fund-raising campaign was subsequently launched. A traditional-style building was completed in 1883 on a plot of land about 10,600 sq. ft. at Muntri Street. The Hospital started as a provider of traditional Chinese Medicine treatment while the Western Medicine division commenced operations in 1983.

Now, three clinics offer medical services to a total of about 500 cases a day. Over the past hundred years, the number of people who have benefited from this free medical service would probably be in the millions. Throughout this period, expenses were met by income from two main sources: direct donations from the public and rents collected from a number of properties which were donated by philanthropists or purchased by the Board of Directors and put under the trust of this charitable organisation.

The Hospital is about to move into a new era with the building of a modern hospital facility.

Nursing, Midwifery and Dental elective placements are not available at Hospital Lam Wah Ee


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language
Funding Status Private


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