Largest private academic hospital in the region opens in Ajman
Ajman - The facility's caregivers from more than 25 countries will serve approximately 3,000 patients daily.
The largest private academic hospital in the region opened in Ajman on Monday. Constructed on the campus of Gulf Medical University, Thumbay University Hospital is part of a healthcare destination that includes a physical therapy and rehabilitation hospital and a dental one.
"With its state-of-the-art healthcare delivery systems, the latest addition to Thumbay group will serve a large population, while at the same time further advance our efforts to transform the country into a global medical tourism destination," said Dr Thumbay Moideen, the founder-president of Thumbay Group.
With a built-up area of 450,000sqft and 350-bed capacity in its first phase, the facility's caregivers from more than 25 countries will serve approximately 3,000 patients daily. The staff members speak in 50 languages.
The hospital has established collaborations with centres in the US, France, Spain, Italy and Korea. The facility will house a centre for oncology equipped with PET-CT scan, while its diagnostic lab is connected to the central reference lab of Thumbay Labs through the country's largest pneumatic tube system.
It will also feature over 100 consultation clinics, 100 long-term care and rehabilitation beds and more than 40 beds dedicated for intensive care.
Surgical suites for all major specialties including neurosurgery, open heart surgery, urology, orthopedic surgery, laparoscopic gynecology, bariatric surgery, plastic and restorative surgery are available at the hospital.
The hospital will also receive complex cases referred from primary and secondary care hospitals and clinics in the country.
A 4,700sqft pharmacy at the hospital will be equipped with an automated robotic technology to prepare and dispense medicines to ensure zero errors and achieve a considerable reduction in waiting times. It's also equipped with medication safety barcode scanning to ensure medications and strengths are correct during both the carousel stocking and dispensing processes.
"We are confident the hospital would complement the world-class amenities at Thumbay Medicity and set new standards of quality and innovation in healthcare," said Akbar Moideen Thumbay, vice-president of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group.