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London's King's College starts work on 150-bed Jeddah hospital

JEDDAH, January 30, 2022

Work has begun on a major multi-speciality hospital in Jeddah, which is being developed by King’s College Hospital London in partnership with Ashmore Group, a specialist emerging markets investment manager, and Saudi Bugshan Group. 
Scheduled to open in 2023, the state-of-the-art King’s College Hospital Jeddah (KCHJ), located on King Abdulaziz Road, will cover an area of over 32,000 sq m, with a capacity of 150 beds in the first phase. 
The world-class healthcare facility will be fully integrated with King’s College Hospital’s facilities in London, said a statement from Ashmore Group.
Building on the success of King’s College Hospital Dubai, which in a short period of time has become one of the best hospitals in UAE, Ashmore said the Jeddah facility will be the country’s first truly integrated hospital bringing the full benefits of King’s College Hospital London to Saudi Arabia, and playing its role in achieving the Kingdom’s 2030 vision in the healthcare sector.
This is expected to be the first of many similar projects providing Ashmore and King’s the platform for further growth in Saudi Arabia, it added.
The London-based tertiary hospital is part of the world leading UK National Health Service, with a 180 year history of successfully caring for patients with complex conditions. King’s is also one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK. The hospital’s 13,000+ staff in London treat over one million patients every year.
The hospital will be staffed with over 1,000 leading healthcare professionals, sourced from London, Saudi Arabia and wider region, delivering care in line with the tested clinical pathways of King’s College Hospital London.
Clinical innovation and smart technologies will be a prominent feature at the hospital, with 40 medical and surgical specialties and four Centres of Excellence in the following Institutes: Women’s Health, Metabolic Diseases & Bariatric Surgery, Orthopaedics and Heart & Vascular. 
The patient-centred care model, staffing and services will all be fully integrated with King’s College Hospital London, designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the residents and communities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Ahsan Ali, Head of Healthcare Private Equity at Ashmore, said: "We stand true to our ambition and commitment to bringing the best of British healthcare to the region in partnership with King’s College Hospital London."
"Following the success of King’s hospital and clinics in Dubai, entering Saudi Arabia marks a new chapter for King’s and Ashmore, with the first project being a landmark hospital in Jeddah. We expect to follow this with the establishment of similar King’s branded facilities, including specialized centres, in other parts of the Kingdom," he added.
Chairman Hugh Taylor said: "We are delighted that King’s, in partnership with Ashmore, is expanding its footprint to Saudi Arabia, following on from the success of our hospital and clinics in the UAE. King’s College Hospital has a long history of providing outstanding patient care in London and as part of our “Strong roots, Global reach” strategy we remain committed to delivering outstanding care for patients in Saudi Arabia."
Ashmore CEO Mark Coombs said the group remained committed to supporting KSA’s continued development across multiple areas. 
"We have been active in the kingdom for over the last two decades and were the first international fund manager to establish local operations with a dedicated team in Riyadh, and we are now excited about playing our role in the development of KSA’s healthcare sector by bringing King’s to the country," he added.-


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