Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and president of the Dubai Health Authority, has presided over the official opening of King’s College Hospital London Dubai Hills.
The flagship $200 million 100-bed Dubai Hills hospital is the fourth King’s facility in the UAE after opening medical centres based in Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, in addition to a medical and surgical centre in Abu Dhabi.
All King’s facilities in the UAE enjoy a direct link to King’s College Hospital in London, a world-class teaching hospital, with 175 years of history at the cutting edge of medicine.
King’s College Hospital London has been brought to Dubai through a joint venture with Al Tayer Group, Dubai Investments and the UK-based Ashmore Group.
Ahmed H Al Tayer, chairman of King’s College Hospital London in the UAE, said: “This facility is a flagship hospital, not just for the brand, but the UAE as a whole, raising the bar for medical care in the country and building Dubai’s reputation as a global medical tourism destination, in-line with the vision of the government of the UAE.”
Christian Schuhmacher, CEO of King’s in the UAE, added: “Everything King’s College Hospital’s Doctors do is driven by best practice care pathways and the desire to put the health outcomes of patients before anything else. We are committed to using evidence-based care and our links to King’s College Hospital in London to give our patients a world-class healthcare experience.”
King’s College Hospital London new flagship facility is located at the heart of Dubai Hills and has already welcomed patients and begun surgical operations, including general surgery and paediatric orthopaedic cases.
Over 45 percent of physicians and all the senior nursing staff at King’s in the UAE are UK trained.
King’s in the UAE specialises in five core sectors - Paediatrics, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Metabolic Diseases, as well as offering integrated pathways with King’s in London in Chronic Liver disease, Fetal Medicine, Haematology as well as several other areas.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.
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