Phase 1 of expansion at Dubai Hospital’s emergency dept complete

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has completed Phase 1 of expansion and renovation at Dubai Hospital’s emergency department.

Renovation work in the emergency department focused on restructuring patient rooms, screening rooms, recovery rooms, and cardiac control.

To further improve the response time, special entrances were designed – a dedicated entrance for ambulances and another one for patients who are accompanied by relatives or who visit the emergency room on their own.

After the expansion, the department has been equipped with 50 fully operational beds, along with the latest technologies. The department receives more than 8,000 emergencies per month.

The department has also been equipped with a fully integrated maternity and paediatric unit. Additional recovery rooms have been equipped to take care of patients in a critical condition.

In addition, the expansion also provided more emergency rooms.

The expansion aims to meet the growing demand for emergency services and is in line with the authority’s vision to provide specialised and accessible high-quality healthcare to UAE citizens, residents, and visitors, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.

During his recent inspection of Phase 1 of modernisation and development at Dubai Hospital, the director-general of the DHA, Humaid Al Qutami, highlighted that the emergency department is one of the most important indicators of measuring the operational efficiency of a hospital because of its specificity and importance, and the crucial moment it represents in the lives of patients.

Al Qutami added that the authority is working continuously on the development of emergency departments across all its hospitals, to make the patient’s journey faster and smoother while maintaining internationally-recognised quality and safety standards and keeping the patient’s privacy in mind.

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