Saudi healthcare provider invests $500 million in Dubai hospital

UAE healthcare sector news

Sarah Peddie

Saudi Arabian-based healthcare provider, Fakeeh Care, has now invested $500 million to open up a new hospital in Dubai.

Plans are to open up a 350-bed University Hospital in Dubai Silicon Oasis and it marks the launch of its onsite teaching and research hospital.

The new facility in Dubai has four interconnected buildings which stretches across one million square feet.

The hospital has an isolated birthing suite for patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 as well as the largest emergency department in the UAE’s private sector.

Fakeeh University Hospital has 55 clinics which includes -primary, secondary and tertiary care. 

All these clinics are under one campus and it aims to treat around 700,000 patients each year. 

The hospital also functions as a smart hospital - it has an automated robotic pharmacy to dispense medication and reduce waiting times. 

There is also an app that has been developed which means that patients can book appointments, access medical records, lab results and see doctor’s prescriptions. 

Future plans include a navigation system in the hospital which will aid patients on finding their way around the campus easily.

Dr Mazen Fakeeh, president and chairman of Fakeeh Care said: “Through our integrated healthcare model using smart technologies, we reaffirm our commitment to making a positive contribution to the development of the healthcare sector in the UAE.”

He added that the hospital is a teaching facility which will help the future generation of doctors and nurses in the UAE. 

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