The Tawau hospital was originally built in 1924 and when it opened it did not have its own medical officer. The hospital is located in the Sabah region (meaning ‘land below the wind’) of Malaysia on Borneo and struggles to get enough funding to provide high quality healthcare due to the shortage of beds and qualified medical staff. The hospital is located in the town centre of Tawau and is managed by the Malaysian Health Ministry. The hospital has several wards, including a huge polyclinic and a new ward, which was completed in 2006 and consists of an operating theatre, a psychiatric unit, auditorium and library; the latter two to further the education of the medical staff and students.
The hospital is also a referral centre for several other hospitals in the Sabah region and acts as a teaching hospital for the Universiti Malaysia Sabah. You can see a photographic history of the hospital here (TEN is not responsible for external content).
|Hospital type||District General Hospital|
|Local language||Bahasa Malaysia, English|
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