Head of Department Dr. Noraihan binti Nordin
Phone 03-26155555 Ext 5450
Fax 03-26948980
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Introduction

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is one of the largest departments in Hospital Kuala Lumpur. It is located within the Maternity Block of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital compound. It is the national referral centre for obstetrical and gynecological services in the country.

 As Kuala Lumpur Hospital is a tertiary level care institution, a number of our clinical activities are directed at providing consultative and teaching services for a number of peripheral hospitals.

The Maternity Hospital Kuala Lumpur was officially launched on 18th January 1963 by the then Raja Permaisuri Agong. The project was first conceived in 1958 to ease the overcrowding of the Maternity Section of the General Hospital, and was completed in late 1962. It was build at the cost of RM 5 million. The Maternity Hospital plays an important role as the premier maternity hospital of the Ministry of Health in Malaysia. Its main purpose was not only to cater to the needs of the people of Kuala Lumpur, but also to provide facilities for seriously ill patients from the rural areas. It would also serve as a training centre for both midwives and nurses. For these purposes a well-equipped lecture theatre, a laboratory and museum, conference room and hospital accommodation were provided for trainees.

The hospital started off with 214 beds. Of these, 20 were first class beds, 64 second class beds and the remaining 156 were third class beds. A day after its official opening the first two babies were delivered. A total of 759,335 deliveries have been conducted in this hospital from 1963 to 2002, making this one of the largest and busiest maternity hospital in the world.

Events Leading To Construction Of MHKL

1958: The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Y.B. Dato' V.T. Sambanthan, while visiting the General Hospital, was greatly distressed at the overcrowding in the wards, particularly in the maternity section. It was decided that a modern well-equipped maternity hospital be built in the Federal Capital. Mr K C Duncan, a senior architect of the PWD headquarters had designed the new hospital.

Hospital Kuala Lumpur as it was then ...

1960: Foundation stone was laid on 12 May, 1961 by Y.T.M. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj, the Prime Minister of Malaya.

1963: On the 18th of January Her Majesty The Raja Permaisuri Agong officially inaugurated the opening of the Maternity Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

1965: Prof .H. De Walterville the Secretary-General of the International Federation described the Maternity Hospital as"comparable to the best in the world". Dr Llewellyn Jones was the first Head of the Maternity Hospital.

1967: The National Family Planning Board set up a comprehensive Family Planning Clinic in the Maternity Hospital.

1974: The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Medical Faculty, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaya (as it was known then) was set up at the Maternity Hospital.

1984: The Low Risk Centre was established as an effort by the Ministry of Health to decongest the maternity third class wards.

1986: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of London conducted the MRCOG Part II Examination at the Maternity Hospital.

Departmental Mission

  1. To provide professional and compassionate care to woman in pregnancy and childbirth
  2. To enable them to bear happy and healthy children in fulfilling manner
  3. And also well women and those with diseases and dysfunction of the reproductive system
  4. To assist them in the promotion and achievement of their fullest potential in physical, mental, sexual and social health.
  5. We will work in partnership with the women themselves and with other caregivers to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Training Centre

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology apart from offering O&G services also functions as a training centre.

Objectives  

  1. To provide recognised post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Medical Officers and Registrars. The recognition of Registrars is in accordance with the  requirements of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists (UK).
  2. To provide training for local postgraduates in the Masters programme (MMedO&G).
  3. To provide training for the house officers during their compulsory training and rotation in O&G.
  4. To provide advanced training in Midwifery for Division 1 midwifery nursing staff.
  5. To act as a training centre for undergraduates. In the past this was for the undergraduates of the Medical Faculty, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and currently, for the Medical Faculty,Universiti Putra Malaysia as well as for undergraduates from foreign universities doing their electives.

 

Maternity Hospital Kuala Lumpur comprises of 2 main buildings:

  1. the maternity complex for high risk cases
  2. the main General Hospital building for gynaecology cases

The maternity complex houses the following:

  1. Antenatal wards, post-natal wards (1st Class, 2nd class, 3rd class)
  2. Maternity operation theatres (MOT)
  3. Labour ward with 20 labour suites.
  4. High Dependency Ward (HDW)
  5. Early pregnancy assessment unit (EPAU)
  6. Administrative Section and Consultant Offices,
  7. Conference hall and teaching centre
  8. Fertility clinic, and detail scan room.


Clinic, which is an extension of the ground floor of the Maternity Hospital, comprises of day clinics, the maternity pharmacy, basic clinical lab and the records databank.

WARD VISITING HOURS:

12.30pm to 2.00pm
04.30pm to 7.00pm
Visiting hours are extended during special festivals.

1.Obstetrical service
 Maternal and Fetal Medicine Unit

High-risk obstetrics problems pose a clinical challenge to most obstetricians and gynecologists. This sub specialist service was formed in 1997. It is located on the ground floor within the Maternity Hospital Complex.


2.Gynaecological service
a) Reproductive Medicine Unit

It was set up in 1997. Its services include:

  1. basic infertility treatment,
  2. family planning
  3. menopause clinic
Day  Time Clinic
Monday

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Endocrine Clinic (1st Monday of the month)

 ART consultation / counselling / scan

Tuesday

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

ART consultation / counselling / scan

ART consultation / counselling / scan

Wednesday

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Reproductive Clinic

ART meeting

Thursday

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

ART consultation / counselling / scan

Obesity Clinic (1st Thursday of the month)

Friday

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

ART consultation / counselling / scan

ART consultation / counselling / scan

 

b) Gynecological Oncology Unit
This division was set up as early as 1992 to provide specialist treatment to gynecological cancer patients by in cooperating a multidisciplinary service which comprises gynecologists, trained oncology staff nurses, oncology radiotherapists, surgeons, social workers and counselors. Clinical services include:

  1. comprehensive service and care via management protocols.
  2. colposcopy service.
  3. Molar service.
  4. Outpatient hysteroscopy service.
  5. Pap smear service.
  6. Oncology outpatient and clinical service.

All inpatient gynecological oncology cases are admitted to the Gynecology Wards (ward 15 & 21), located on the 4th floor of the Main Block. A Palliative Care Team provides support and advice to women with cancer. Oncology outpatient service are provided and located on the ground floor of the Maternity HKL.
 

DAY TIME
CLINIC

MONDAY

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Gynae-oncology Clinic

Gynae-oncology Clinic


TUESDAY

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Gynae-oncology Clinic

Gynae-oncology Clinic


WEDNESDAY

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Gynae-oncology Clinic

Gynae-oncology Clinic


THURSDAY

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Gynae-oncology Clinic

Gynae-oncology Clinic


FRIDAY

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Gynae-oncology Clinic

Gynae-oncology Clinic

 


c) Urogynaecology Clinics

This unit was set up to provide specialist treatment to urogynaecological patients. Clinical services include:

  1. comprehensive service and care via management protocols.
  2. urodynamic service.
  3. Pap smear service.
  4. Urogynae outpatient and clinical service.
  5. Urogynae related operations

 

All inpatient urogynaecology cases are admitted to the Gynecology Wards (ward 15 & 21), located on the 4th floor of the Main Block. Outpatient service are provided and located on the ground floor of the Maternity HKL.

 

DAY TIME CLINIC
MONDAY

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Urogynae Clinic

Urogynae Procedure

TUESDAY

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Urogynae Clinic

Urogynae Procedure
WEDNESDAY

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Post operative Clinic

Perineal Clinic

THURSDAY

 

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Urogynae Clinic

Urogynae Procedure

FRIDAY

0800 – 1300

1400 – 1700

Operation Day

 3. Obstetrics & Gynecology (O&G) Clinics

The new O&G Clinic is located at the ground floor of the Maternity Hospital, comprises of day clinics, the maternity pharmacy, basic clinical lab and the records databank. An average of 1200 to 1500 patients are seen each week. The daily clinic timetable is as follow.

 

Day AM Clinic (0800-1300) PM Clinic(1400-1700)
Monday Gynae Clinic

Postnatal Clinic

Menopause Clinic
Tuesday

Antenatal Clinic

Anaesthetic Clinic

Early pregnancy assessment unit
Wednesday Gynae Clinic Combined Clinic
Thursday

Antenatal Clinic

Anaesthetic Clinic

Well woman Clinic

Postnatal Clinic
Friday Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Clinic  -

 

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is involved in a considerable amount of research projects which aims to facilitate the best care and management for expectant mothers as well as the women in our community.

  

Day Time Events
Monday PM Pre-operative discussion
Tuesday

AM

(once per month) 

Perinatal mortality discussion
Wednesday AM Hospital CME
  PM House officer teaching
Thursday AM Medical officer teaching
Friday AM Specialist presentation
  PM

Medical officer teaching

(alternate Part 1 & Part 2 teaching)

Subspecialty Teaching / Discussion

 

Subspecialty Day / Time Events
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Thursday PM (once per month)

Perinatal Service Unit Discussion
  When indicated Multi-disciplinary Team Discussion

Gynaecological Oncology Unit

Last Wednesday of the month Tumour board discussion
Reproductive Medicine Unit Every Wednesday Assisted Reproductive Technique Meeting

 

 

 

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