Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Centre expansion begins
Dubai, June 11, 2014
The expansion work at Rashid Hospital’s Trauma and Emergency Centre has begun at the cost of Dh161 million ($43.8 million).
It will add 160 beds, keeping in mind the growth of the population in Dubai, said a statement.
The Trauma centre will continue to function as usual at the same time that the expansion work is going on, owing to the pre-engineering concept, where the walls will be manufactured in advance and will be installed directly onsite, it said.
Essa Al Maidoor, director-general of Dubai Health Authority, said: “After detailed consultation with specialists from the Trauma Centre and the DHA engineering department, we finalised the design of the expansion, keeping in mind all the requirements needed for a hospital with a high volume of patients.
“The Trauma Centre caters to the most critical cases in the emirate and therefore designing the expansion in a manner that is convenient to doctors and helps enhance patient care was of pivotal importance. Now, we have begun the construction using the pre-engineering concept and the project will be completed in one year.”
All ICU beds of the hospital will be in the same area as per the design of the expansion project, said Maidoor. It includes ICU and non-ICU beds which will be on the second and third floor of the centre.
The Trauma Centre expansion is the first phase of the Rashid Hospital master plan which was unveiled by the authority in May last year, said the statement.
The Dh3 billion master plan includes six new specialised health centres, one four-star and another five-star hotel, villas and flats for staff accommodation, a mosque, lake way and landscaping and open spaces for children and families, it said.
The main hospital will be rebuilt and will have three towers, each of which will be seven-storied and will have 300 beds – bringing the total capacity to 900 beds.
After the completion of the Trauma Centre expansion, construction in the adjoining areas in line with the master plan will begin, it added. - TradeArabia News Service