King's College to open $200m hospital in Dubai

Dubai - All the facilities will be fully integrated with King's College Hospital in London.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 10 Nov 2015, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 11 Nov 2015, 9:11 AM

After the successful launch of King's College Hospital's flagship Abu Dhabi clinic, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, Dubai is set to become home to an 80- to 100-bed hospital facility and several clinics.
King's College Hospital London and Ashmore Group have announced that they will launch the multi-disciplinary hospital in Dubai Hills - which is being developed by Emaar and Meraas - and several day care clinics. King's College Hospital Dubai will be built at a cost of $200 million and is scheduled to open in 2018.
All the facilities will be fully integrated with King's College Hospital in London.
The first of the facilities to open their doors will be a number of clinics towards the end of 2016 and in 2017.
The hospital will offer four main specialties: Paediatrics, endocrinology, orthopaedics and obstetrics and gynaecology.
Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: "The UAE offers extraordinary healthcare services in many fields and is committed to maintaining and developing clinical excellence for its residents, as well as medical tourists expected to travel here for treatment.
"The UAE's relationship with King's College Hospital London has been strong for more than 30 years and we welcome the addition of this world class brand to our ever-expanding offering of healthcare providers in line with the UAE's 2021 vision of achieving a world-class healthcare system."
The drive to write the next chapter in the King's College Hospital's 170-year legacy by expanding into the UAE is a "natural continuation of links between the UK and the UAE", said the group in a Press statement.
Ties between the hospital and the UAE date back to 1979, when a donation from the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan helped establish King's liver research centre, now among the top three liver specialist centres in the world.

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