$109mn Dubai hospital gets Royal approval

Foundation stone laid by Princes Haya for Dubai Healthcare City hospital project

The foundation stone for a $108.9mn hospital in Dubai Healthcare City has been laid by HH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, it was announced on Sunday.

The Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital is a 200 bed, 16500m2 facility that aims to help create a change in the way the UAE approaches the integrated healthcare industry. It will be fitted out with state-of-the-art emergency departments, surgery theatres, delivery rooms and hypnosis suites.

“Our continuous success in the projects we implement, design and operate in the GCC region has set a benchmark among healthcare facilities in the Arab region. This has strengthened our ambitions and increased our responsibility towards our patients to continue providing the highest quality of medical care and services,” said Dr Sulaiman Al Habib, chairman of the Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Group, said.

Furthermore, it will integrate an electronic filing system for the benefit of patients and to allow doctors easy access to up to date medical history and pathology results. The project will also include an integrated centre for cardiac surgery, with diagnostic clinics and a cardiac catheterisation unit.

Additionally, it will feature emergency units for cardiac patients and more than 32 integrated intensive care units for all ages and various medical conditions.

Dr Al Habib added that the facility would endorse a unique model and serve as a distinct extension of the Group’s hospitals and centres in the GCC. In addition, the group has signed up to a number of strategic partnerships that he said would help the hospital progress.

“Our continuous keenness has resulted in several strategic partnerships with major international companies such as GE for diagnostic radiology devices, and Drager for medical gas. Stryker will provide the best types of beds at the new multidisciplinary hospital. We also share a strong association with Roche Laboratories of Germany and other medical companies that have a long tradition in this area.”

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