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Bahrain's new women's hospital set open in mid-2019

Royal Hospital for Women backers say in final stages of appointing operator for healthcare facility

Bahrain's new women's hospital set open in mid-2019
Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi, chairman of the Royal Hospital for Women.

Bahrain's Royal Hospital for Women (RHW) has announced the completion of its first board meeting since Amanat Holdings completed the acquisition of a majority stake.

The board meeting was convened and chaired by Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi, who said the hospital is in the final stages of appointing an healthcare operator.

It was also announced that the Royal Hospital for Women is on target to open in mid-2019.

Al Shamsi said: “The Royal Hospital for Women will be among the most advanced medical facilities, built to cater to the specialized healthcare needs of women. Underpinned by the progress made on hiring, solid infrastructure equipped with cutting-edge medical equipment and the support of our operating partner, the hospital is on track to become the leading women’s healthcare facility in Bahrain.”

At the meeting, the board stated that significant progress has also been made in relation to hiring key clinical and management employees.

To support a targeted opening in mid-2019, the board announced a number of strategic initiatives including the establishment of a steering committee with direct responsibility for the pre-operational and opening activities of the hospital.

The Royal Hospital for Women will offer a full range of clinical services to women, focusing on the provision of comprehensive maternity care and extending to gynecology, assisted reproductive treatment and reconstructive surgery as well as pre- and post-natal care.

The hospital's facilities will include advanced operating theatres, high dependency rooms, labour and delivery rooms as well as daycare/minor procedure rooms. It will also include the first and only level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit among private hospitals in Bahrain.

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