Dubai: H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council recently unveiled the new state-of-the-art outpatient building at Dubai Hospital set up at an investment of $48.2 million (AED177 million).
Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Hamdan reiterated that the Emirate will continue to improve its healthcare infrastructure to meet the growing needs of the population, in line with highest global standards in medical care and specialized treatment.
The Crown Prince of Dubai observed that the Emirate offers one of the world’s best public healthcare systems, providing a high standard of medical care.
Sheikh Hamdan pointed out that healthcare topped the priorities of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision, and that Dubai would continue to provide the best specialized care through advanced medical facilities and highly qualified healthcare professionals to ensure the health and wellbeing of society, in line with the highest global standards.
“Dubai is one of the world’s fastest-growing cities, with its population set to reach 5.8 million by 2040. Our comprehensive strategy to upgrade the quality of care will ensure that Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors continue to receive high-quality medical care at modern facilities that are fully equipped to meet the potential needs of a rapidly growing population for specialized health services,” the Dubai Crown Prince shared.
NEW OUT-PATIENT BUILDING
Dubai Hospital’s new outpatient building is equipped with all integral features of modern healthcare services, including medical equipment, technologies, systems and AI solutions. The facility has been designed to offer specialized services under one roof.
The new facility’s design addresses the complex demands of building a technologically advanced healthcare facility while considering the needs of people of determination and adhering to green building standards and codes.
Arriving at the new facility, Sheikh Hamdan was welcomed by a high-level delegation of directors and officials led by Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
After the inauguration of the new building, the Crown Prince of Dubai was briefed by Mr. Al Ketbi on the services and specialties available in the new building. The new outpatient facility’s environment has been designed keeping patient comfort and their healing journey in mind.
The 32,000-square-meter facility consists of 128 specialized clinics, more than two-and-a-half times the number of clinics in the previous facility, spread across 5 floors, including the ground floor.
These clinics are equipped to serve 254 patients per hour, more than 200 percent of the capacity of the previous facility.
Dr. Maryam Al Raisi, Executive Director of Dubai Hospital, briefed Sheikh Hamdan about the efficient registration procedures and processes besides medical equipment and smart solutions that contribute to enhancing patient experience across all clinics and medical specialties.
Sheikh Hamdan went for a tour of the building and inspected various departments, including suites and clinics. Each of the integrated building’s floors includes reception areas, preliminary assessment rooms, consultation rooms, medical examination rooms, and separate waiting areas for women and men.
The facility also houses prayer rooms and other amenities for the convenience of patients and customers.
The ground floor of the new facility houses diagnostic areas, including medical laboratories, radiology rooms, and a pharmacy. These facilities are integrated with the specialized services on the upper floors of the building, designed to ensure a seamless customer journey.
The facility’s first floor houses 37 specialized clinics, including ENT, ophthalmology, internal medicine, orthopedics, and rheumatology.
The second floor has 43 specialized clinics, including cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, surgery, hematology, and allergy and immunology.
The third floor which offers services in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, urology, kidney, and dental diseases has 48 specialized clinics. In future, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is expected to add another floor to the facility to add more services.