There are a lot of complaints about the services provided by Bintulu Hospital, no doubt about that. But, as a matter of fact – doctors and nurses in the country are overworked, underpaid professionals – including those in Bintulu.
Thus, annually thousand of our qualified nurses quit their job, seeking employment abroad due to better pay, perks and a less stressful working environment.
Malaysia is increasingly turning into a training ground for them to gain experiences and qualifications before moving elsewhere.
Now here are few interesting facts about Bintulu Hospital according to Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Bin Abdullah.
1. Bintulu Hospital is fourth largest in Sarawak.
2. Hospital Bintulu is a Major Specialist Hospital with 292 beds. It has 10 major clinical specialties including General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Anaesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Ophthalmology, and Psychiatry.
3. In 2017 it has 22 resident specialists and 120 Medical Officers.
4. In October 2015, Bintulu Hospital is a gazetted Housemanship Training Hospital and has started conducting Housemanship Training.
5. Bintulu Hospital is equipped with a dedicated Burn Unit since December 2016.
6. It has a satellite Haemodialysis Unit continues to serve the people with increasing demand since the beginning of this hospital and soon it will offer Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialty services.
7. Bintulu Hospital had 21,040 patients admitted to its wards in the year 2016. The number of inpatient death for the year 2016 or 358 (i.e. 7.5%), lower than the State of Sarawak which was 4,759 for the same year.
8. Average Bed Occupancy Rate for the year 2016 was 82.1% – if it is a hotel that’s a good business, however, if you are doctors, nurses – means you are very busy.
9. In 2016, the number of surgery conducted was 6,148 and 3,487 deliveries or nine babies on daily basis.