Andorra Women & Children Hospital has been established to provide healthcare to women, especially in relation to maternity care which requires a delicate balance between the latest medical advancement and practices; and the human touch.
There has been a recent demand for highly specialised pre or post-natal, and paediatric care in a Syariah-friendly environment.
The hospital was developed on the idea of “By Women for Women” whereby its highly trained qualified female medical and clinical practitioners are better suited to understand and treat their women patients needs and expectations; and extending that of their children and families.
This hospital was the brainchild of the renowned Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist Dr Khamsiah Muda, who first mooted this idea in 2016, and is now the premier children and women healthcare establishment in the country that provides the full spectrum of obstetric, gynaecology and paediatric care.
“Since I was very young, I have always wanted to be an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist doctor.
“My memories of going for medical checkups done by male doctors were very uncomfortable and unpleasant, especially for us women,” recalled Dr Khamsiah, who is also the hospital’s founder and chairman.
That has motivated her to establish a hospital that is women-friendly, where female patients can receive proper care without any encumbrances and a hospital that is also family-centric whereby family members are inclusive in the treatment provided to the patients and their children.
“Establishing a Syariah-friendly hospital that provides excellent healthcare has always been my dream.
“There’s nothing more important to us than providing the best healthcare to our patients and the community as profit was never the main factor in establishing The Andorra Women & Children Hospital, whose mission is to re-inculcate the lost values of caring for patients,” she concluded.
The establishment of this hospital will also help alleviate the shortage of hospital beds within the 30km radius of the Klang Valley that has an estimated population of over 7 million and with only around 15,255 hospital beds available with a bed to patient ratio of 1:400 to cater for the population within the vicinity, with the acute shortage of specialised women and children-centric healthcare providers.
Andorra is set to fill the niche to benchmark the establishment of other likewise facilities in this country.
Andorra, created with the female perspective at its core, is a comprehensive one-stop children and women healthcare establishment that boasts a professional panel of highly qualified female doctors and clinically trained staff, headed by its founder and chairman Dr Khamsiah.
Each aspect of service at Andorra, from the time the patient walks in, is specially tailored to make the patient feels at ease in a very warm and welcoming environment.
Besides having the latest medical and diagnostic equipment, the hospital also features a selection of lodgings ranging from private suites to four-bed rooms, 24-hour room service, children’s play area, café, restaurant and luxurious waiting lounges for the comfort and convenience of its patients and visitors.
With the mission of elevating women and children healthcare in Malaysia, Andorra aims to further improve by becoming a UNICEF-certified “Baby-friendly” hospital, providing better pre/post natal care and increasing its focus on female mental health and family planning issues.
“Andorra was established for every one. We are able to provide the best and friendliest service to our patients, especially for those who want to be treated by a female doctor and taken care of by our friendly female nurses and there is no question, patients will feel at home at Andorra.
“Our hope is simple and that is we hope the service we provide fulfills the expectations of the people especially the womenfolk,” said Dr Tawfique Chowdhury, executive director of Andorra Women & Children Hospital.
In line with this, Andorra is now looking to recruit more female specialist doctors, midwives, nurses, clinicians and caregivers to fully realise its “By Women for Women” agenda.