His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority has approved a new AED 290 million expansion plan for Dubai Hospital.
The first phase of the expansion that will cost around AED 100 million and will include a six-storey building for specialized outpatient clinics.
The expansion will meet the growing demand for its medical services from within and outside the country.
The six-storey building will be spread across 17,800 square meters and will include 142 specialty clinics—this is three times the current number of specialty clinics (48 clinics) that the hospital currently offers.
The ground floor will provide diagnostic services including laboratory and radiology, as well as a pharmacy. The first floor includes 21 endocrinology and diabetes clinics and 13 clinics for rheumatism and immunology.
The second floor consists of six internal medicine clinics, 17 urology clinics, and other multi-disciplinary clinics. The third floor includes six cardiology clinics and 10 blood diseases clinics.
The fourth floor includes 12 clinics for obstetrics and gynecology, 13 pediatric clinics. The fifth floor includes 19 clinics for ophthalmology and 12 administration offices and finally the sixth and last floor includes 25 dental clinics.
In the second phase of the project, lecture halls and workshops with the latest technology will be added as well as a parking lot that will include more than 1,200 parking slots for visitors.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director- General of DHA said: “In line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and in line with the directives of HH Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the DHA is keen on ensuring that we provide high-quality specialized and super-specialized care to our population and visitors alike. The expansion will provide a dedicated area for outpatient services, which in turn will reduce the waiting-time at the hospital, provide enhanced outpatient clinics for a number of medical specialties and thus help further improve high-quality patient-centric care, which is the core of our Dubai Health Strategy 2016-2021.”