Getting the private healthcare sector into shape

By Poh Heem Heem

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The growth of any industry meets a bottleneck sooner or later. This is now the case for Penang’s private healthcare sector. Just as the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) was formed to supply the manufacturing industry with suitable skilled staff , a Centre of Excellence is now underway to provide private hospitals with sufficient numbers of quality personnel.WHERE HEALTHCARE is concerned, be it the public or private sector, the focus has to be on improving delivery systems and keeping costs...

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Poh Heem Heem

is senior manager for Special Projects and Consultancy at the PSDC. The PITRS is a special project designed as an inhouse document for limited circulation. The key findings have been summarised here by her team members, Richard Ho and Tan Yin Hooi.