When you get sick or have an accident you want to make sure that you get the best care and treatment possible. Unfortunately, when a hospital is “Private” that does not necessarily mean it is good or better than government hospitals. In this article, we list the private hospitals that are in the top 10 in Malaysia. Take a look at this list first before you decide to visit a private hospital in Malaysia.

In Malaysia, hospitals can be categorized into two types of hospitals. Public hospitals or most often called government hospitals which are managed by the government and primarily for Malaysian citizens. Malaysia has over 130 government hospitals nationwide. You can find the complete list on the Official Portal Ministry of Health MalaysiaPrivate hospitals on the other hand form the private health care system and are owned and controlled by private investors. The quality and the services are generally higher than in government hospitals because the cost is paid by the patient or insurance company and not by the government. Malaysia has over 300 private hospitals nationwide. You can find a complete list of private hospitals with reviews and ratings on our Review & Ratings webpage. 

Over the years, Malaysia’s Health Care System has significantly improved. This is thanks to the substantial support given by the government through investments in medical infrastructures alongside well-trained medical personnel. However, finding the best hospital can be difficult in Malaysia. Many people prefer a private hospital over a government hospital.

Therefore, this article only considers the list of the top ten private hospitals in Malaysia based on reviews provided by the Malaysians. The ranking was made possible with the help of social media ratings and reviews provided by individuals who have experienced the hospital services. Private hospitals with less than 50 reviews have not been included in the ranking to ensure that enough opinions are available to make the rating valuable.


Ranking of Top 10 Private Hospitals in Malaysia

1Putra Medical Centre 4.8171Alor SetarKedahwebpage
2KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital4.4275IpohPerak webpage
3National Cancer Institute 4.4252PutrajayaPutrajayawebpage
4Borneo Medical Centre4.380KuchingSarawak webpage
5Institut Jantung Negara 4.3455Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpurwebpage
6Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre 4.2300MelakaMelakawebpage
7KPJ Penang Specialist Hospital4.1168Bukit MertajamPulau Pinangwebpage
8Penang Adventist Hospita 4.1253Pulau PinangPulau Pinangwebpage
9Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II4.1920Kota BharuKelantanwebpage
10Mahkota Medical Centre4.0275MelakaMelakawebpage

Putra Medical Centre ranked number 1 with the highest rating of 4.8. A private general Medical Centre that has grown from a 24-bed hospital to 171 beds. It has a team of 25 resident consultants alongside 15 visiting consultants with 5 medical officers. Putra Medical Centre has the vision to become a leading health care service provider for the community through continuous upgrades. Read More

KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital has ranked number 2 on the list with a rating of 4.4.  KPJ Ipoh is considered to be one of the leading specialist hospitals in Perak. It provides a wide range of medical specialists services such as Dermatological services, Cancer and Chemotherapy services, and other specialist services. Read More

The National Cancer Institute or Persatuan Kebangsaan Kanser Malaysia is known as the only charitable cancer organization in Malaysia. It provides educational, cares and support services to patients affected with cancer. It has five cancer centres in the country such as the Cancer and Health Screening Clinic, Nuclear Medicine Centre, Resource and Wellness Centre, Quit Smoking Clinic and the Children’s Home of Hope. The National Cancer Institute’s purpose is to help the patients to understand and deal with every phase of cancer.  National Cancer Institute ranked 3rd on the list with an average rating of 4.4. Read More

The Borneo Medical Centre is a private medical centre. It is located in the centre hub of Kuching with 80 beds. The core aim of Borneo Medical Centre is to deliver high-quality medical care to local and international patients regardless of their racial background, religion or nationality. With a rating of 4.3, Borneo Medical Centre ranked number 4 on the list. Read More

Institut Jantung Negara(IJN) is a specialist heart surgery center located in Kuala Lumpur. It specializes in both cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery services for both adults and children. Institut Jantung Negara is committed to providing standard cardiovascular and thoracic medicine to adults and children with heart problems. The institute has a team of experienced and committed specialist cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, paramedics, and clinical support personnel. The Institut Jantung Negara is ranked number 5 with an average rating of 4.3.Read More

The Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre is a private medical centre. It is a 300 beds medical centre that fully accommodates specialists of different disciplines. It is located at the beach area of Klebang, less than 10 minutes away from the heart of the Melaka Heritage City. It provides facilities such as Operating Rooms, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Services, an In-House Laboratory, Pharmacy Services, Dialysis Centre, Diagnostic Centre and a Rehabilitation Centre. It ranked number 6 on the list, with an average rating of 4.2. Read More

KPJ Penang Specialist Hospital is one of the few specialist hospitals located on mainland Penang. It is the 19th hospital under the flagship of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, which is owned and managed by Johor Corporation. It ranked 7th  with an average rating of 4.1. Read More

The Penang Adventist Hospital is one of the International Adventist Network. It is also one of the 600 charitable hospitals, clinics, and dispensaries around the globe. It has 253 Hospital Beds – including 10 ICU Beds and 9 HDU beds. It ranked number 8 with an average rating of 4.1. Read More

Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II is one of the oldest general hospitals in Malaysia. It was established in 1920, Kota Baru. Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II  is located at the outskirt of the Kota Bharu town which is now currently a building of Kota Bharu Municipal Council. It has 35 wards with a total of 920 beds. It ranked number 9 with an average rating of 4.1. Read More

Mahkota Medical Centre is a tertiary hospital owned and controlled by Health Management International Ltd (HMI). It provides high-quality services at affordable rates. It has over 90 full-time medical specialists. Mahkota Medical Centre currently manages 279 beds in seven wards including the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). Its other medical facilities include nine major Operating Rooms (ORs) and one Minor operating room, Radiology, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Day Procedure Unit, Health Screening, Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy, IVF, Haemodialysis, Rehabilitation, Dental and Aesthetic & Laser Services. It ranked number 10 with an average rating of 4.0.

Summary – Top 10 hospitals in Malaysia

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