Icon Sunsuria set to open its first cancer centre at Island Hospital

Icon Writer / 18 Oct, 2023

Icon Sunsuria announces partnership with Penang’s Island Hospital to elevate access to advanced cancer care in Malaysia.

Icon Sunsuria has today announced its partnership with Island Hospital, marking the first Icon cancer centre in Malaysia, slated to open in Penang in early 2024. The strategic alliance combines Icon Sunsuria’s regional oncology expertise with Island Hospital’s leadership as one of Malaysia’s largest private hospitals to provide patients with access to world-class cancer care.

This milestone follows the recent joint venture between Sunsuria Healthcare and Icon Group, including Icon Cancer Centre Singapore, resulting in the formation of Icon Sunsuria. This collaboration brings together Icon Group’s deep expertise in oncology with Sunsuria Healthcare’s strength and knowledge of the local network and healthcare landscape. This ensures that patients, both local and regional, gain access to comprehensive and evidence-based cancer care.

“Icon Sunsuria’s core mission is to make advanced cancer care accessible with a comprehensive, patient-centred approach. Our collaboration with Island Hospital is a testament to this mission, combining our extensive oncology expertise with a renowned healthcare institution” said Serena Wee, Chief Executive Officer of Icon ASEAN and Hong Kong.

“Together, we will harness our collective capabilities, to help reduce gaps in cancer care access and address the healthcare burden. This partnership is an important step forward in our vision to provide world-class cancer care and greater access to quality cancer treatments for patients in Malaysia and the region. Through this collaboration, we will empower patients and their families with the knowledge and resources in their fight against cancer and make vital steps towards survivorship.”

Pictured (L-R): Tan Sri Datuk Ter Leong Yap (Executive Chairman of Sunsuria Berhad), Serena Wee (CEO of Icon ASEAN and Hong Kong), Mark Wee (CEO of Island Hospital) and Lim Kooi Ling (Chief of Staff of Island Hospital)

With an estimated 200,000 health traveller visits from more than 70 countries in 2023, Island Hospital plays a pivotal role in the Ministry of Health’s blueprint of Malaysia Healthcare.

“Icon Sunsuria selected Penang as the location of our first centre for its strategic location and well-established reputation as a destination for patients seeking advanced medical treatment. By establishing our centre here, we’re not only enhancing access to top-quality cancer care for the northern Malaysian population, but also those in the greater Southeast Asian region. Today, this vision is made possible through our collaboration with Island Hospital, one of Malaysia’s leading healthcare institutions,” said Audrey Ooi, Chief Executive Officer of Sunsuria Healthcare.

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