Gleneagles Penang

Gleneagles PenangGleneagles Penang (22 December, 2012)

Gleneagles Medical Centre (GPS: 5.42675, 100.31967) along Pangkor Road in George Town is one of the earliest private hospitals in Penang. The idea of founding it came about from a group of businessmen, namely the late Tan Sri Dato' Loh Boon Siew, Dato' Tan Kim Yeow, Choong Eng Kim, Dato' Yeap Hock Hoe, Tuan Hajee Mayen Abubacker and Dr R.N. Pannikar, who persuaded several senior and highly reputable consultants of the Penang General Hospital to establish a private medical centre. Despite some hesitation and fear, the doctors consented.

Initially, the medical centre was to be known as Cantonment Medical Specialist Centre. The company was incorporated on 12 February 1971. It was to be sited on a plot of land at the junction of Cantonment Road and Bell Road. Unfortunately the building in which it was to be housed was razed in a fire. After the incident, the team decided upon a 2.5 acre piece of land on Pangkor Road. Constructed began in May 1972, and the hospital opened on 1 July, 1973, under the name of Penang Medical Centre, or PMC. The original building was three storeys high, and had 70 beds. It provided a wide range of medical services and had two operating theatres.

The original wing of Gleneagles Penang (11 April 2009)

Gleneagles Medical Centre, new 19-storey building (22 December, 2012)

Since its opening, the hospital had expanded several times, with more storeys added to the original structure. In 1989, it changed its name to Gleneagles Medical Centre, when Gleneagles International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parkway Holdings became the majority shareowner of the company.

In recent decade, the hospital has received an increased number of patients from Indonesia, particularly from Medan. To cater to the special needs of patients from Indonesia, it opened a representative office in Medan.


Gleneagles Penang
Pulau Pinang Clinic Sdn Bhd
1 Jalan Pangkor
10050 George Town, Penang
Phone: 04 222 9111


3 February 2013: Gleneagles embarked on an expansion program in 2011 with the construction of a new 19-storey annex which was completed in February, 2013. The new building adds another 600 car parking bays to the hospital and increased the consultation rooms for outpatient treatment to eighty.

Getting there

Rapid Penang Bus 103 pass along Pangkor Road. There is one bus stop on the Sri Pangkor side of Pangkor Road.

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