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Dubai Hospital expands key facilities

DUBAI, July 20, 2016

Dubai Hospital, one of the oldest hospitals in the emirate, has announced the expansion of its major speciality departments including radiology, cardiology, gynaecology and neonatology.

The hospital offers a range of specialty services and has one of the largest neonatal units in the emirate. It is also known for its oncology, cardiology and a host of other specialised and subspecialised services, said a statement from Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Dubai Hospital is a referral centre for neonatal  cases from the Northern Emirates. In 2015, the hospital had 32 neonatal beds, but with the recent expansion its bed capacity has increased to 38.

By the end of this year, the hospital aims to increase its bed capacity to 42, said Humaid Al Qatami, the chairman of the DHA board and director-general, during his recent inspection.

The radiology department too has expanded its services by adding additional advanced computerised tomography (CT) scans, advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), machines with more features and advanced mammography machines, which provide the latest technology in breast imaging.

The department will soon begin offering scheduled diagnostic services such as CT scans and MRI imaging in the afternoon shift as well which will also help cater to a higher number of patients, said the DHA statement.

Dubai Hospital has one of the largest maternity departments in the emirate and 3007 babies were born at the hospital in 2015, it said.

Additionally, the expansion of the cardiology department has been designed in a manner to provide a completely dedicated floor for cardiology services, which is known as the Dubai Heart Centre, it added.

Several high-level officials joined Al Qatami during the tour including Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of hospital services sector at the DHA and also Dr Abdulrehman Al Jassmi, oncologist and CEO of Dubai Hospital.

On the expansion, Al Qatami, said: "The DHA is keen to expand its services and constantly develop its existing services as well as keep up with the latest in technology and imaging to ensure we provide our patients high-quality patient-centric services.”

“It is in line with our strategy to increase capacity, ensure patient satisfaction and most importantly provide patients with high-level specialised healthcare,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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