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New design for Al Maktoum Hospital is patient-centred

The design of the new Al Maktoum Accident and Emergency (A&E) Hospital in Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, has been unveiled.

Chosen by the Dubai Health Authority and the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS, the design by Perkins Eastman will create an advanced A/E hospital capable of providing immediate care for minor- to high-level trauma. An ambulance receiving area is directly linked to a surgical trauma operating suite and a diagnostic imaging unit with MRI, CT, and X-ray capabilities.  

The highly integrated design is said to provide significant flexibility and a focus on patient care and family needs. The 300-bed facility includes a large, five-floor nursing unit providing specialised treatment and care for patients recovering from surgery.

“Based on our experience with large-scale complex care facilities, we believe that the Al Maktoum A&E Hospital will create a new standard for innovative, patient-centered care, in the UAE,” says Jonathan N Stark, principal and managing director of Perkins Eastman International.
This emergency hospital has been designed to the highest tertiary care standards available and includes the most advanced medical technology, international design, and healthcare planning solutions available,” says Nadia Tobia a principal of Perkins Eastman. “A facility of this importance and magnitude demonstrates the commitment of the Dubai Health Authority and the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) to bring world-class emergency care to Dubai.”

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