Singapore hospital designs ME patient rooms
Dubai, June 7, 2012
Singapore’s Raffles Hospital has designed a new class of private rooms with the culture-specific needs of Middle Eastern patients in mind, providing a more pleasant healing process while receiving quality medical care.
Gulf patients are offered a home away from home at Singapore’s Raffles Hospital, a statement from announced Singapore tourism officials.
Mohamed Hafez Marican, area director for the Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “Raffles Hospital has taken a very proactive approach to enhancing services for international patients, specifically those from the GCC and Middle East.”
“This patient-centric initiative conveys Singapore’s commitment to providing quality healthcare within a world-class tourism destination,” he said.
Each of the new rooms provide Middle Eastern and Gulf in-patients with a multitude of amenities which aim to aid the patients’ recovery more quickly and with peace of mind.
It includes a Qibla, Quran, and prayer mats; Arabic-language media and entertainment; extra living space for family members and visitors; and a menu offering a variety of Halal Arabic cuisine, the statement said.
The hospital also offers Arabic-language concierge services for patients and their families, including translation services, appointments, and airport pick-ups and transfers. All services are conducted by both male and female Arab doctors and staff. – TradeArabia News Service