New Book Explores Public Hospitals Privatization

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Hong Poh Fan shares his thoughts about ‘Privatization of Facility Management in Public Hospitals’

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The comprehensive lack of or inadequate knowledge and experience of facility management knowledge in the medical and healthcare field has prompted Hong Poh Fan to write “Privatization of Facility Management in Public Hospitals: A Malaysian Perspective” (published by Partridge Singapore).

The book explores the transition that public hospitals have undertaken with the support of the private sector. He zeroes in on critical issues, including successes and challenges of privatization implementation, hospital experiences in a Southeast Asian context and how those experiences can be applied elsewhere and the ways that private development of hospitals has changed over time as well as the rationale of privatization.

“My book provides the experience, knowledge and relevant data and information for planners and implementors of healthcare facilities like hospitals, large clinics,” the author says. “It provides an insight of the experience of the author in the execution and implementation of hospital support service and hospital facilities management in Malaysia. However this experience can be relevant to any countries in the world be it developing or developed. Challenges and issues highlighted by the author can be of use to those intending to embark on such project for their organization or country.”

The author learned about this topic from his personal experience and participation in the various disciplines and activities in hospital support services and facilities management as acquired by his interactions with the Ministry of Health, the concessionaire companies and within SIHAT, an organization in which he is the project director of one department.

“Privatization of Facility Management in Public Hospitals: A Malaysian Perspective”
By Hong Poh Fan
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781482863970
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781482863987
E-Book | 188 pages | ISBN 9781482863963
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Hong Poh Fan graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manchester, and earned an MBA from Brunel University, both in the United Kingdom. He is a professional engineer and chartered engineer. He is the senior advisor on facility management of an established property developer for integrated properties that includes hospitals.

Partridge Singapore, an imprint in partnership with Penguin Random House Singapore, aims to help writers in Singapore, Malaysia, and the rest of Southeast Asia become published authors. Partridge Singapore gives authors in the region direct access to a comprehensive range of expert publishing services that meet industry standards but are more accessible to the market. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 800 101 2657 (Singapore) or 1 800 81 7340 (Malaysia). For the latest, follow @PartridgeSG on Twitter.

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