The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital (THONEH) Celebrates 30 Years of Eye Care
The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital (THONEH) celebrates its 30th Anniversary on 22 March 2016. Established by the Malaysian Association of the Blind (MAB) in 1986, THONEH has grown by leaps and bounds to contribute significantly to the prevention of blindness efforts including the continuous quest for upgrading industry knowledge through the establishment of its educational arm, the National Institute of Ophthalmic Sciences. The national eye hospital remains committed to providing Malaysians eye care through constant innovation, education and research programmes in ophthalmology.
An eye hospital initiated by former Malaysia’s third Prime Minister and MAB Chairman,Tun Hussein Onn, THONEH began operations on 22 March 1986 with equipment donated by various well-wishers. A year later, on 21 March 1987, it was officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor, and it continued to enhance its services through various initiatives including the setup of sub-specialty clinics, acquiring the specialised equipment, and introducing training and research programmes.
Thanks to its services in eye care, THONEH obtained ISO 9001:2008 certified accreditations from UKAS, CONFRAC and Standards Malaysia in 2008, and won Brand Laureate, SMEs Chapter Award 2009 for the Best Brands Healthcare Eye Hospital by the Asia Pacific Brand Foundation (APBF). In February 2014, THONEH attained Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, an international mark of endorsement for quality patient care and patient safety.
Over the past years, THONEH has continued to extend its support regionally, and initiated the founding of the ASEAN Association of Eye Hospitals by collaborating with other eye hospitals in South East Asia.
In conjunction with the joyous celebration, THONEH will hold various promotions to thank the community for their ongoing support.
About The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital
The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital was established in 1986 to provide eye care to Malaysians, in order to reduce the number of vision disorders. It attained its National status in recognition for its efforts in the Eye Care industry. Since then, its services have expanded, with the setup of the National Eye Bank in 1996 as well as the setting up of mobile eye clinics that travels throughout Peninsular Malaysia. It has also established an educational arm, the National Institute of Ophthalmic Sciences (NIOS) to offer education, training, research and development for eye diseases in the country. For more information, visit www.thoneh.com.