Hospital Umum Kuching

Hospital Umum Kuching
Hospital Umum Kuching

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

Hospital Umum Kuching 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 Umum Sarawak, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, 93586 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.


+6 082-276666




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Hospital Umum Kuching 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.

Currently, Hospital Umum Sarawak has 765 beds and comparable to other public hospitals in Malaysia and Asia. Many clinical departments has been setup such as the Department of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Clinical Research Unit and others. Departments to take on the endeavor to expand the scope of services, advanced equipment and additional staff.


Sarawak General Hospital has been in existence since 1870. However, no proper historical records have been preserved of its existence.

The earliest record about the hospital is from 1910. Based from this documentation, the hospital was initially located at the current site of the Kuching Central Prison and a total of 920 patients were admitted to the hospital during that year.

In 1925, construction of a new hospital started at the hospital’s current location at Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg. The new hospital was operational from 1931. From its foundation up until at least the outbreak of World War II, the hospital was known as Kuching General Hospital.

After World War II, the hospital was unable to meet the growing needs of the population. In 1957, a proposal to build a new and modern hospital was put forward. A total of RM13.5 million was spent for the 1964 – 1968 Development Plan and the consultation and management fees amounting to RM8.2 million was paid for by the Australian Government under the Colombo Plan.

The construction of the hospital was planned in 2 phases. Phase I involved the building of an 8-story Main Block, including the Emergency Unit. Phase I construction began in 1965 and was completed in May 1970.

By then, the cost of construction grew to RM17.8 million. The lion’s share of the cost amounting RM17.3 million was borne by the federal government while the rest was paid by the state government.

Phase II involved the completion of an extra floor in the east wing and an additional five stories in the western part of the Main Block. Phase II construction began in September 1970 and was completed in 1972.

The new hospital then was able to accommodate 582 patients and had many modern facilities.



We promise to provide professional, safe, friendly, caring and quality services.

1. Priority will be given to critical and semi-critical cases in the Department
Emergency and Trauma with waiting time as follows:

  • All critical cases (Zone Red) are treated immediately
  • All critical partial cases (Yellow Zone) are treated within 30 minutes
  • Other cases (Green Zone) will be seen according to the patient’s priority

2. Outpatient clinics and specialist clinics will be provided by turn
and / or the patient’s condition. Priority will be given to children, mothers
pregnant, senior citizens and people with disabilities.

3. Information will be provided to customers regarding illness and care.

4. Confidentiality of personal information, illness and care given to
patient is guaranteed.

5. Clean, comfortable and safe facilities and environment are available.



  • Provides a conducive environment to patients as well as expedite the recovery process through supervised treatment and nursing processes. Providing systematic and organized support activities by promoting caring attitude towards patients, relatives and customers.


  • Sarawak General Hospital will be an excellent Medical Institution which provides professional, efficient, quality healthcare services fulfilling the expectations of its clients.


  • Sarawak General Hospital provides patient-focused high quality, safe, efficient, effective curative, diagnostic and rehabilitative medical services.


Services available at Hospital Umum Sarawak included:

 Clinical Support

• Dietetic and Meals Department
• Department of Pharmacy
• Department of Cardiology
• Plastic Surgery
• Dentistry Unit
• Medical Social Work Unit
• Pathology Unit
• Clinical Research Unit
• Occupational Rehabilitation Unit
• Health Education Unit
• Imaging and Diagnostic Unit
• Medical Records Unit
• Physiotherapy Unit
• Optometry Unit

Non-Clinical Support

• Administration Unit
• Information Technology Unit
• Quality Unit
• Security Unit
• Revenue Unit

Directorate of Surgery

• Department of Orthopedic
• Department of Anaestiology
• Emergency Department and Trauma

Medical Directorate

• Department of Medicine
• Haemodialysis Department

Directorate of Women and Children

• Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Department of Pediatrics