Saudi group to build $272m hospital in Dubai
Dubai, January 8, 2014
Saudi Arabia’s premier healthcare concept Dr Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) is set to build a massive hospital and medical university project in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park in the UAE.
Estimated to be built at a cost of Dh1 billion ($272 million) across 150,000 sq m, the project titled ‘The University Hospital’, will be constructed in two phases. The hospital is expected to be completed by mid-2017, followed by the medical college in 2019.
The project is in line with its effort to contribute to academic advancement and extend quality medical services to support the local healthcare industry, said a statement from DSO.
The agreement was signed at the DSOA headquarters by its vice-chairman and CEO Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni and DSFH president and chairman of the board Dr Mazen Fakeeh.
Commenting on this agreement, Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, said the initiative is a step forward in the implementation of the strategy of the executive office to make Dubai a hub for medical tourism.
Offering over three decades of expertise in healthcare and hospital management, the DSO-based hospital will provide more than 4,000 new jobs while delivering world-class medical services with the new 300-bed teaching hospital, he revealed.
The University Hospital will focus on family healthcare and patient-centred services, targeting the growing community of residents in DSO as well as neighbouring areas.
"Equipped to offer secondary and tertiary medical services supported by comprehensive diagnostic centres, the hospital will primarily focus on family and patient-centered services, catering to 700,000 patients per year, with an estimated 40,000 admissions and 20,000 surgical operations," he added.
The proposed hospital will also function as a full-service medical institution, provisioned with centres of excellence in medical and surgical sub-specialties; mother and child health; cardiology and spine surgery; plastic and cosmetic laser surgery, as well as obesity management.
Dr Mazen Fakeeh said: "In our long-standing experience with healthcare services in Saudi, we have seen, experienced and treated various illnesses that are peculiar to this region. Our guiding motto is to utilise and impart the knowledge gained over the years in the field to bring about a marked improvement in health services for residents here."
"By extending our reach to Dubai from our new premises at the high-tech park, we hope to provide our quality healthcare to a wider cross-section of GCC residents," stated Dr Fakeeh.-TradeArabia News Service