H.H. Sheikh Saud's vision to establish Ras Al Khaimah as a pre- eminent destination for quality health care in the region is fast getting realized through a combination of public and private sector initiatives. The emirate’s healthcare sector has been abuzz with activity in the recent years and has witnessed significant improvement both in addition of new hospitals as well as enhancing healthcare delivery systems.
Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital to Revolutionize Health Care Facilities:
The 248- bed Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital, currently being set up in RAK with an investment of AED 600 million, is designed to highest tertiary care standards and expected to be the most advanced medical facility in the emirate. Hospital scheduled for opening in 2011.
The six- storey, 65,000 sq m hospital, is being built under the directions of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and would have specialty sections for oncology, cardiology, a trauma center, and an emergency department.
Abdullah Rashid Omran Hospital Nearing Completion
Work on the Abdullah Rashid Omran Hospital, coming up in the Hamrania area, is nearing completion. It will have about 60- beds and an investment of AED 100 million.
RAK Hospital- Premium Healthcare Provider:
RAK Hospital, an advanced secondary care multi- specialty hospital, was inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Saud in November 2007. Designed as a premium healthcare and hospitality complex by US- based Ellerbe Becket, it has a built-up area of 140, 000 sq. ft. on three levels with a capacity of 65 beds.
The hospital is managed by Sonnenhof Swiss Health, a world renowned specialist in hospital management, and has received accreditation from US- based Joint Commission International (JCI) and from Swiss Leading Hospitals.
Obaidallah Hospital gives geriatric care a boost:
The 126- bed Obaidallah Geriatric Hospital, financed by philanthropic businessman, Mohammed Ibrahim Obaidallah, was opened by H.H. Sheikh Saud in April 2009. The hospital built at a cost of AED 24 million, has 36 double rooms and nine wards spread over a total area of 90,000 square feet