Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai Silicon Oasis opens its doors to Patients
AED1.5 billion investment in smart healthcare
Official opening in Q1 of 2021
Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni: Smart cities of the future will employ advanced technologies to enhance quality of life
Dubai-UAE: 26 December 2020 – Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) and Fakeeh Care, one of the largest and most prominent service providers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region, today announced that Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is ready to welcome patients.
In a qualitative addition to the existing specialized and integrated healthcare facilities in DSO and the wider UAE, the official launch of all departments of the smart university hospital is expected to be in Q1 of 2021. The AED1.5 billion project spans an area of one million square feet.
Centers of Excellence
The Fakeeh University Hospital in DSO, equipped with the latest smart medical equipment, comprises five specialized centers of excellence – diabetes and endocrinology; muscles, bones, and joints; emergency medicine; pulmonary medicine; and cardiology.
The 350-bed hospital utilizes academic research and medical experience, adopting unique smart technology that takes into consideration all vital signs and specific medical history, across its offerings to ensure patient-centric specialized healthcare is provided. It also employs a talented team, equipped with the latest technologies, to meticulously carry out organ transplants.
In addition, the smart university hospital houses one of the largest intensive care unit of its kind in the region, with a capacity up to 60 beds, including 12 comprehensive operating rooms that were developed in Germany and assembled in DSO.
Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman and CEO of DSOA, said: “Smart cities of the future will employ advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and big data, to enhance quality of life all around. Today, the world is witnessing an unprecedented surge in technology advancements and applications across various dynamic sectors, especially healthcare.”
He noted that this is what will be on offer at Fakeeh University Hospital, the first-of-its-kind in the UAE to residents and visitors. He emphasized that the comprehensive medical complex represents the latest qualitative addition to the healthcare landscape in DSO, comprising of various clinics, laboratories, and medical centers.
Dr Al Zarooni concluded: “The DSOA Strategy revolves around four pillars – smart city, desired society, technology hub, and happiest people – and being the destination of investment for companies that are keen on leveraging technology and innovation to enhance lifestyles is testament to the strategy’s.”
Decades of Experience
For his part, Dr Mazen Fakeeh, President and Chairman of the Board of Fakeeh Care Group and Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital Company, said: “Fakeeh University Hospital at DSO, the integrated technology park, offers decades of specialized medical experience in a state of the art smart healthcare facility. We are delighted to begin welcoming patients ahead of the official opening at the start of 2021.”
He added: “The university hospital converges medical expertise and academic research to deliver outstanding healthcare that meets the unique needs of UAE patients. We look forward to utilizing the smart and sustainable environment at DSO to offer world-class healthcare with the use of futuristic medical technology.”
UAE national cadres
The university hospital at DSO will train and generate top-level UAE national cadres who will complement existing healthcare workers across the nation. It will also hire UAE national doctors who possess diverse experiences in various disciplines from different parts of the world.
Fakeeh University Hospital at DSO brings a legacy of over 42 years of delivering outstanding healthcare in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which offers holistic and specialized healthcare through a team of highly qualified doctors, nurses, and administrative staff.
The smart university hospital works in partnership with leading international technology companies, such as Siemens, Philips, and Cisco, to develop innovative systems and applications that enhance the hospital’s offerings as a smart facility.
Patients’ rooms include tablets that allow them to interact with their surroundings and the medical staff. Patients can also verify their credentials through the hospital’s app, which operates through a technology-based joint control center that allows for around-the-clock patient follow-up.
The opening of Fakeeh University Hospital marks the first expansion for Fakeeh Care outside Saudi Arabia, choosing Dubai for its leading position as an international proof of concept hub for the latest smart tech solutions across industries.
The smart university hospital chose Dubai Silicon Oasis for its reputation as a tech hub, and the numerous technology companies that operate in the fields of virtual technology, augmented reality, immersive reality, and robotics, which will serve as the core of the medical sector and surgical procedures in the next decade.