By Staff writer
Dubai Crown Prince approves major expansion plan; to include dozens of new specialised clinics
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy Ruler of Dubai and president of the Dubai Health Authority has approved a new AED290 million ($79 million) expansion plan for Dubai Hospital.
The first phase of the expansion will cost around AED100 million and will include a six-storey building for specialised outpatient clinics, a statement said.
It added that the expansion will meet the growing demand for its medical services from within and outside the country.
The six-storey building will be spread across 17,800 square metres and will include 142 specialty clinics, three times the current number of specialty clinics currently on offer.
The ground floor will provide diagnostic services including laboratory and radiology, as well as a pharmacy while the first floor includes 21 endocrinology and diabetes clinics and 13 clinics for rheumatism and immunology.
The second floor consists of six internal medicine clinics, 17 urology clinics, and other multi-disciplinary clinics. The third floor includes six cardiology clinics and 10 blood diseases clinics while the fourth floor includes 12 clinics for obstetrics and gynecology, 13 pediatric clinics.
The fifth floor includes 19 clinics for ophthalmology and 12 administration offices while the top floor includes 25 dental clinics.
In the second phase of the project, lecture halls and workshops will be added as well as a parking lot that will include more than 1,200 parking spaces for visitors.
Humaid Al Qatami, chairman and director-general of DHA said: “The expansion will provide a dedicated area for outpatient services, which in turn will reduce the waiting-time at the hospital, provide enhanced outpatient clinics for a number of medical specialties and thus help further improve high-quality patient-centric care, which is the core of our Dubai Health Strategy 2016-2021.”For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.