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Lam Wah Ee Hospital

Lam Wah Ee Hospital Location Map   Address: Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim
11600 Georgetown
Pulau Pinang
Tel: +604 - 657 1888
Fax: +604 - 657 0940
Beds: 422
Category: Private Hospital

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. This was known as the Lam Wah Ee Hospital.

The Lam Wah Ee Hospital at first relied upon the services of experienced traditional physicians or “sinsehs” who came from China. Later a system of examinations conducted by a committee of master “sinsehs” was introduced as a selection device to maintain standards and to encourage younger people to take up the study of traditional medicine. This system is still being practised today. The top three candidates in the bi-yearly examination are automatically appointed as the official physicians of the hospital for a period of two years. These appointments have been considered as a great honour and many of the top Chinese physicians in Penang and elsewhere have originated from the Lam Wah Ee examination system.

As the Hospital is about to move into a new era with the building of a modern hospital, this brief historical account will give all of us a sense of its proud tradition as a charity hospital benefiting the sick and the needy.

Lam Wah Ee Hospital has provide a comprehensive range of specialty services in the following disciplines:-
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Gastroenterology / Hepatology
  • General & Interventional Radiology
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology & Haematology
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology Orthopaedics Surgery
  • Orthopaedics & Sports Injuries Surgery
  • Orthopaedics & Spine Injuries Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Prosthodontics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Urology
  • Emergency Medicine and Traumatology

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