Dubai to build first integrated comprehensive cancer hospital
Dubai Health announced on Monday that it will open Dubai’s first integrated comprehensive cancer hospital in 2026. The complex will be named after His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the late vice ruler and sibling of the emirate’s ruler.
The project was unveiled at a ceremony attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. An innovative model of healthcare delivery was also announced at the event.
The cancer hospital will be built with donations received through the Al Jalila Foundation. Collective contributions from individuals and organisations will help create the 56,000 square metre hospital.
Prince Hamdan said: “The Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cancer Hospital is a tribute to the late Sheikh’s humanitarian legacy. It is an addition to Dubai’s healthcare system that will play a crucial role in achieving the Dubai Social Programme 33 goal of creating the most efficient world-class and highest quality healthcare system.”
The hospital, located in the Al Jaddaf neighbourhood, is planned to house 50 clinics, 30 clinical research areas, 60 infusion rooms, 10 emergency rooms, five radiotherapy rooms and 116 inpatient beds. Enhancing the healing environment for patients and their families will be 19 gardens located throughout the hospital campus. Stantec, a global leader in sustainable engineering and design, has been appointed as the project architect.
Part of Dubai Health, Dubai’s first integrated healthcare system, the comprehensive cancer hospital will provide services from a multi-disciplinary team including specialised nursing staff. Staff will offer their patients a full range of services in one location, from early diagnosis of disease to treatment and supportive care.
Research and clinical trials will be central to the hospital’s range of services, helping to find the best ways to treat patients through personalised, patient-centred and evidence-based care.
Source: Khaleej Times
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