By Sam Bridge
UAE-based conglomerate announces launch of Al-Futtaim Health and its HealthHub to bring specialised care to residents across the country
UAE-based conglomerate Al-Futtaim has announced the launch of Al-Futtaim Health and its HealthHub which will bring specialised care to residents across the country.
Launching with 10 clinics initially, the HealthHub roadmap includes 26 clinics, day surgical centres, super-specialised centres of excellence and two hospitals, with regional and international expansion planned over the next two years, the company said in a statement.
It added that HealthHub provides accessible, integrated health management supported by smart solutions.
Humaid Al Qutami, chairman of the board and director general of the Dubai Health Authority said: “It gives us great pleasure to see large market players like Al-Futtaim investing in the private health sector of Dubai and UAE and becoming significant investors in this vital economic sector.
"This is in line with the Dubai strategic plan and the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in making the health sector in the UAE one of the best in the world.”
Of the first 10 clinics being opened, five are publicly facing and situated in Silicon Oasis, Al Warqa, Discovery Gardens, Al Qusais and International City, with more planned to go live in the coming months in Al Barsha, Jebel Ali, Al Nahda and Bur Dubai as well as in Al-Futtaim operated properties Dubai Festival City and the upcoming Festival Plaza which will be launching in December.
The other five will be staff clinics.
Omar Al Futtaim, vice-chairman of the Al-Futtaim Group said: “This is Al-Futtaim’s first investment in the healthcare sector, which is another milestone in our group's business diversification efforts. We are focused on building a significant, sustainable portfolio that aims at adding value to the healthcare sector and contributes to building a world-class healthcare system in the UAE.”
Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, managing director of Al Futtaim health added: “HealthHub is a unique brand of integrated primary care and multispecialty centres that is set to be a game changer in this industry. We are looking to redefine the healthcare experience by delivering healthcare to people in a new form that communicates differently and brings high quality and smart technology to change people’s lives with the best possible value.”
Structured into four operating divisions - automotive, financial services, real estate and retail - Al-Futtaim employs more than 42,000 employees in more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.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.