Hospital Sentosa

Hospital Sentosa
Hospital Sentosa

Hospital Sentosa is a government hospital located in Kuching, Sarawak….

Hospital Sentosa provides medical services to all communities in the state and surrounding areas to ensure the health of the community is enhanced and the delivery of information is channeled more effectively.

This is in line with its objective of this hospital as an excellent health care center.


Hospital Sentosa, Kota Sentosa, Jalan Penrissen, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.


+6 082-612321





Hospital Sentosa set up for help an individual achieve and maintain a health standard to enable him to carry out productive economic and social life

This can be achieved by providing efficient, effective and effective treatment, rehabilitation, treatment and rehabilitation services with emphasis on underprivileged groups.


The History of Hospital Sentosa began when the Psychiatry Unit started operating at the General Hospital of Kuching in 1948. It was the only hospital available at that time. In 1953, a plan to build a 338-bed mental hospital was agreed but construction began only in 1957 on 46.98 acres of land at Batu 7, Jalan Penrissen, Kuching. The estimated construction cost is around RM2.5 million, of which RM1.5 million is financed by the British Government.

The patients were then transferred from the old block of the Sarawak General Hospital to the hospital on May 22, 1958. The hospital was officially declared its opening by Sir Anthony Abell on June 6, 19578. The original name of the hospital was the Sarawak Mental Hospital but later renamed Sentosa Hospital at 1 August 1998 which was elected and announced by His Excellency, Governor of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Haji Ahmad Zaidi Adruce bin Mohd. Noor. ‘Sentosa’ is a Malay word derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Santosh’ or ‘Santoshm’ which means peace of mind and peace. This word is very appropriate to reflect a mental hospital.

In 1990, Sarawak Mental Hospital staff began a visit to stable mental patients from home to home around Kuching in the implementation of the Psychiatric Community Nursing program fully managed by Medical Assistants and Nurses. Starting in 2003, the Sentosa Hospital expanded the visit area based on community care needs. It is an intense effort that has been implemented in an integrated manner by Psychiatrists, Medical Assistants (including Medical Officers), Nurses, Work Therapists, Community Development Units and Counselors. In 2003, the Human Rights Commission also recognized the Sentosa Hospital as a model of mentored mental responsibility for the care of forensic patients 1.

Currently, there are several mental health facilities at the Sentosa Hospital (338 beds), the Psychiatric Department clinic at the Sarawak General Hospital which does not allow patients to spend the night (established in 1996), Psychiatric Units at Sri Aman (20 beds), Sibu (28 beds), Miri (26 beds) and Saratok (2 beds). The daycare center at Sarawak General Hospital was built in 1987.

In 2005, Medical Officer from Hospital Sentosa started a visit to Serian Hospital, Bau, Lundu and established a psychiatric clinic there every month. In other divisions and districts as well as outpatient clinics, psychiatric care is still being administered and implemented by Medical Officers and Assistants. In the control clinic, the ongoing care of these patients is fully managed by Non-Psychiatric Counselor Medical Assistants. At the end of the program, the Sentosa Hospital took the initiative to organize two days of Psychiatric Refresher Course for doctors and paramedics in the Kuching Zone, Sibu Zone and Miri Zone according to the frequency difference during the year. This course is organized every year.

In 2007, hospitals began to ensure patients with stable drug intake to continue their regular check up at health centers throughout Sarawak. As a courtesy, officers from Sentosa Hospital are always concerned about and follow the progress of patients at their homes and provide a custom injection.


Services available at Hospital Sentosa Kuching included:

Sentosa Kuching Hospital offers treatment for some mental disorders such as: –

  • Schizophrenia – the majority of patients here
  • Bipolar disorder – (bipolar affective disorder)
  • Depression – light, simple, bad
  • Misuse of psychosocial substances – usually drugs
  • Mental retardation (inert)
  • Organic – caused by tumors, tumors, alcohol intake.

Patients are given the same treatment as ordinary people; they are given care, attention, and conversation.

Hospital Sentosa Facilities:

• Cafeteria
• Convenience Stores
• Library
• Multipurpose Hall
• Soccer Field
• Gymnasium