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King's College Hospital in Dubai Hills EstateFebruary 13, 2019
Dubai Hills Estate has been designed as a truly exceptional community in Dubai, offering not just the finest homes but the very best lifestyle options and amenities. Toward the end of 2018, we saw the opening of Dubai Hills Golf Course, the latest addition to Dubai’s stellar lineup of championship courses. In less than two months, we will see the opening of Dubai Hills Park, which will exceed the city’s most famous parks - Safa Park and Zabeel Park - in size. One of the most significant parts of Dubai Hills will be its world-class healthcare facilities, chief among them being King’s College Hospital, which officially opened its doors in January of this year.
The 100-bed facility at the heart of Dubai Hills is one of the most technologically sophisticated hospitals in the city and is directly linked to London’s world-renowned King’s College medical institution. The hospital has direct access to King’s research centres in the UK, thus ensuring that the highest levels of patient care are provided, and that patient transfers between Dubai and the UK are seamless.
The hospital also has a Visiting Faculty program in place, through which the UK’s leading clinicians and specialists will be visiting Dubai on a regular basis. This in turn will allow for highly specialised and complex procedures to be performed in Dubai, where previously an overseas trip would have been required.
King’s College Hospital in Dubai Hills is at the cutting edge of medical care, featuring several innovative technologies. It is the only healthcare facility in the UAE to have orthopaedic imaging technology that gives doctors a 3D view of the patient’s musculoskeletal system and does away with the need to take multiple X-rays to diagnose a problem. An automated medication dispensary and management system keeps track of how and when medicine is given to a patient and makes all prescriptions paperless. The hospital also has the ‘Getwell Network’, an edutainment system exclusive to King’s that offers entertainment programming to patients and also provides in-depth medical information along with access to their medical records. Using this interactive system patients can learn more about their condition and treatment options, and they can even access the information remotely.
As one of London’s most well-reputed teaching hospitals, King’s College has a history spanning more than 175 years and is fully committed to providing the very best in medical care. The UAE has a strong relationship with King’s College that goes back almost four decades, and the institution has established itself in the country with three medical centres. There is the original centre in Jumeirah, a newer Dubai Marina facility that was opened in September 2018, and a medical & surgery centre in Abu Dhabi. The Dubai Hills facility is the first full-fledged King’s College Hospital in the UAE, and plans are already underway to expand the hospital in 2020 with the addition of 100 further beds.
King’s College Hospital is an incredible step forward in Dubai’s aim toward becoming a fully smart city and is also a stunning realisation of the city’s continued efforts in maximising the well-being of its residents.
King's College Hospital exteriror image courtesy of Gulf News. Reception area image courtesy of Perkins + Will. Hallway image courtesy of Construction Week Online. Final image courtesy of King's college London Facebook page.