Talking about the cheaper hospitals in Malaysia, the government hospitals offer the cheapest medical treatments. This is because the public healthcare in Malaysia is subsidized by the government. However, private hospitals on the other hand are costlier than their counterpart simply because of the higher quality services they provide.

Moreover, this doesn’t imply that the services provided by the government hospitals are not of quality compared to its counterpart. But, services such as patient and customer care services are more satisfying in private hospitals.

However,  improvement in delivering better quality services has been on the rise in Malaysia’s government hospitals. Economically, demand will increase when costs are low.  In this case, there are always a huge number of patients in government hospitals to attend to. This makes it difficult to give special attention to patients in comparison to private hospitals.

Therefore, this write-up lists the top ten government hospitals in Malaysia based on reviews provided by Malaysians who have experienced the hospital services. We combine different social media ratings such as Google Maps to create an overall rating. In addition, Government hospitals with less than 40 reviews are not considered in the list, in order to ensure that enough opinions are available to make the rating worthwhile.

Ranking of Top 10 Government Hospitals in Malaysia

Rank2018 RankNameRatingBedsCityStatesLink
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
3.9779Kota KinabaluSabahwebpage
Hospital Wanita Dan Kanak-Kanak Sabah3.9504Kota KinabaluSabahwebpage
Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II3.9920Kota BharuKelantanwebpage
Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail3.9314Batu PahatJohorwebpage
Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim3.8498Sungai PetaniKedahwebpage
Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah3.7923Alor SetarKedahwebpage
Hospital Kuala Lumpur3.62,300Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpurwebpage
Hospital Taiping3.6608TaipingPerakwebpage
Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital3.6550MuarJohorwebpage
Hospital Sibu3.6534SibuSarawakwebpage

  • Rating (2021): 3.9
  • Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, is the city’s and the state’s main hospital. Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be a center of excellence in providing quality and comprehensive medical services, training, and research conducted by professional, efficient, and caring staff emphasizing human dignity.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu ranked number 1 with a rating of 3.9 and a total review of 250.

  • Rating (2021): 3.9
  • Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Hospital Wanita Dan Kanak-Kanak Sabah is a government hospital located in Likas, Kota Kinabalu. This hospital is especially for women and children. It is a 504 beds hospital and it provides clinical services such as Catering and Dietetic, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology & Radiotherapy, Anesthesiology, Emergency Unit, Department of Pharmacy, Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, and Pediatric Dental Surgery. Hospital Wanita Dan Kanak-Kanak Sabah ranked number 2 with a rating of 3.9 and a total review of 159.

  • Rating (2021): 3.9
  • City: Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II is one of the oldest General hospitals in Malaysia. It was established in 1920, Kota Bharu. Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II is located at the outskirt of the Kota Bharu town. Its building is also the Kota Bharu Municipal Council. It has 35 wards with a total of 920 beds. It has an average rating of 3.9 making it number 3 on our list, with a total review of 157.

  • Rating (2021): 3.9
  • Location: Batu Pahat, Johor

Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail commonly known as Batu Pahat hospital is a government multi-specialty hospital. It is located in batu pahat, Johor. Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail is committed to the excellence of both outpatient and inpatient care services. It has 314 hospital beds in total. Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail ranked number 4 with an average rating of 3.9 and a total review of 147.

  • Rating (2021): 3.8
  • Location: Sungai Petani, Kedah

Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital is a government hospital that provides quality, efficient and effective medical treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention services. It also provides secondary specialist care to patients, provides inpatient services as well as daycare. Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital ranked number 5 with an average rating of 3.8 and a total review of 185.

  • Rating (2021): 3.7
  • Location: Alor Setar, Kedah

Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah started operation at the modern and beautiful hospital complex after a complete transfer and replacing Hospital Alor Setar. The hospital implements the online Total Hospital Information System (THIS), thus guaranteeing high-quality services.  The facilities here include 12 Operation Theatres, 6 Day Care Operation Rooms, and 13 Maternity Rooms. Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah ranked number 6 with an average rating of 3.7 and a total review of 212.

  • Rating (2021): 3.6
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur

The Kuala Lumpur Hospital or commonly known as HKL (Hospital Kuala Lumpur) has 53 different departments and units. These include the administration & finance department, the pharmaceutical department, training and research, 28 clinical departments, and 12 clinical support services. Kuala Lumpur Hospital ranked number 7 with an average rating of 3.6 and a total review of 522.

  • Rating (2021): 3.6
  • Location: Taiping, Perak

Taiping Hospital, formerly known as Yong Wah Hospital, was one of Malaysia’s first hospitals. It is one of Malaysia’s largest hospitals, located on Jalan Taming Sari near the commercial town center, and the second largest in the state of Perak. Taiping Hospital ranks number 8 on our list with an average rating of 3.6 and a total review of 163.

  • Rating (2021): 3.6
  • Location: Muar, Johor

Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital provides efficient, high-quality, and effective rehabilitation services to outpatients and inpatients in need of treatment to save lives and relieve pain in order to achieve early and maximum recovery. Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital ranks number 9 with an average rating of 3.6 and a total review of 122.

  • Rating (2021): 3.6
  • City: Sibu, Sarawak

Hospital Sibu is the second-largest hospital in the state of Sarawak behind Sarawak general hospital. It is a secondary referral center for eight district hospitals located in the central region of Sarawak. Moreover, emergency cases from the Bintulu hospital are also referred to the Hospital Sibu. It has 534 hospital beds. This Hospital provides a variety of specializations including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Ear Nose and Throat, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Rheumatology, Psychiatry, and Anaesthetic services. It ranks number 10 on our list with an average rating of 3.6 and a total review of 109.

Summary – Top 10 Government Hospitals in Malaysia 2021

This ends the list of our top 10 government hospitals list in Malaysia. Did we miss out on any hospitals or do you have some feedback about our list? We love to hear from you. Leave us a comment below.

  1. Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)
  2. Hospital Wanita Dan Kanak-Kanak Sabah
  3. Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II
  4. Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail
  5. Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim
  6. Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah
  7. Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  8. Hospital Taiping
  9. Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital
  10. Hospital Sibu

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