Riyadh hospital project costing $186.7mn completed

428-bed Al-Hammadi Hospital in Al-Suwaidi district set for Q3 opening

The hospital will have 428 beds.
The hospital will have 428 beds.

Al-Hammadi Development and Investment Company has announced the completion of the Al-Hammadi Hospital project in Riyadh.

The 428-bed, $186.7mn (SAR700mn) facility is set to open in the third quarter of 2014 in Al-Suwaidi, a district in the south west of the capital’s metropolitan area.

“We’re delighted to have reached this milestone today,” said Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Hammadi, CEO of Al Hammadi Development and Investment Company told Saudi Gazette.

“The construction, furnishing and installation of equipment have been fully completed as have the hospital’s equipment rooms and wards. We’ve taken the care to ensure that only the best medical and technology systems have been chosen as we want to inaugurate a hospital that will raise the bar for quality healthcare in Saudi Arabia,” he added.

Al Hammadi Al-Suwaidi Hospital is built on a 44,000m² land on a total land area of 100,000m ². Consisting of eight floors in total — six floors above ground and two basement floors — the hospital complex also houses accommodation for the facility’s medical staff.

The hospital itself will house over 300 patient suites as well as 100 beds designed specifically for children and young adults. The outpatient department will include 64 clinics for walk-in patients, while the surgery units will utilise 13 fully-equipped theatres.

In addition, the hospital will feature a number of specialised units, including a theatre for cardiac catheterisation, two rooms for performing upper and lower laparoscopic procedures and a theater for endoscopic treatment of renal lithiasis (kidney stones).

The hospital is the second such facility developed by the Al-Hammadi Development and Investment Company after the opening of the Al-Hammadi Hospital in April 1985 and will bring its total bed count to 728 beds.

“The establishment of Al Hammadi Al-Suwaidi Hospital is a natural expansion for Al Hammadi Hospitals,” said Al Hammadi.

“We were pioneers when we opened up our first hospital in 1985 and we brought to the Kingdom a quality and range of services that were absent at the time. With this new facility we aim to do the same, to provide a range of top-quality services and therapies that will cater to a growing population which needs convenient access to the best medical services which are suited to the most common and prevalent medical conditions in the country today.”

“We’ve chosen Al-Suwaidi, in the southwest of Riyadh, as the site for this new hospital for a number of reasons. We believe that this area, whose population has rapidly grown to exceed a million people, is underserved in terms of modern medical services and facilities. It made sense to place the hospital within easy reach of the residents for their convenience.

“Our hospital will be the first modern, fully integrated medical facility of its kind in Al-Suwaidi, and with our three decades of experience in managing hospitals, we will ensure that the residents of Al-Suwaidi will have access to medical advice and support that is comparable to world-class hospitals outside of Saudi Arabia,” he added.

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