| Wani Roslan |
A MOTHER who gave birth to twins on January 13, Ummi Kalsum binti Haji Muhammad Hadi, said she was satisfied with the new Women and Children’s Block beside RIPAS Hospital.
She is happy with the new facilities and services provided, and can see the new block is equipped with sophisticated equipment, which she considers a huge improvement over the previous building.
However, she expressed her concern and disappointment regarding the strictness of the two visitors limit in the wards.
“I feel really comfortable because each room are fitted for only four patients, it is really calm and quiet, yet, the limit of two visitors is inconvenient for big families who are excited to visit”.
Another patient who is waiting to give birth, Hajah Siti Azizah Tahirah binti Haji Ramli, also expressed satisfaction with the new block and quality of services provided by the nurses.
“All the facilities here are much better and the surrounding is not as noisy as the previous building. It is also very quiet because of the new two-visitor limit that also includes a child below the age of 12 not being allowed to come in.”
Meanwhile, a nurse at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic yesterday said that they are trying to adapt to the new surroundings.
“As we have just moved in here, we are a bit busy and need to be well-organised and provide good services to our patients.”
The Obstetrics and Gynaecology wards 30 to 33 are located on the seventh and eighth floors, while the two first-class wards are based in wards 34 and 35, which is on the ninth floor.
The first class wards are divided further into three classes of rooms – standard, suite and deluxe – in which each room provides pregnant mothers and post natal patients with better comfort and privacy.
The Women and Children’s Block was completed at the end of 2014.
The new block was built to meet the increasing needs of medical services for women and children that require better quality health services to society.