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Rashid Hospital’s trauma unit expansion by mid-2015

Dubai, 19 days ago

The expansion of the Trauma and Emergency Centre of Dubai’s Rashid Hospital will be completed by July 2015, said a top Dubai Health Authority (DHA) official.

The Dh161 million ($43.8 million) expansion of the Trauma Centre is the first phase of the Rashid Hospital master plan that was announced by the authority in May 2013.

The Dh3 billion ($816.7 million) 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. The main hospital will be rebuilt and will have three towers. Each tower will be seven storeyed and will have 300 beds, bringing the total capacity to 900 beds.

Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, director- general of the DHA, recently inspected the site and discussed the progress of this project.

He said: “The expansion will add 160 beds. The project has been designed after detailed consultation with specialists from the Trauma Centre and the DHA engineering department. The design elements take into consideration all the requirements needed for a hospital with a high volume of patients.”

Al Maidoor, added: “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.  The construction began in June this year, using the pre-engineering concept and the project will be completed by July next year.”

Engineer Ali Mohammed Al Mazyood, director of engineering at the DHA, said: “The expansion plan was undertaken keeping in mind the growth of the population in Dubai. This design will enhance the functioning of the ICU of the hospital and help further enhance patient care.”

The expansion of the Trauma Centre is the first phase of the Rashid Hospital master plan that was announced by the authority in May 2013.

The Dh3 billion ($816.7 million) 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. The main hospital will be rebuilt and will have three towers. Each tower will be seven storeyed and will have 300 beds, bringing the total capacity to 900 beds. – TradeArabia News Service
 




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