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King’s College Hospital breaks ground in Dubai

The ground-breaking ceremony has taken place at King’s College Hospital London, Dubai, and a chief executive officer has been appointed to lead the UAE facility

Located in the Dubai Hills area, King’s College Hospital London, Dubai is scheduled to complete by Q4 2018.
Located in the Dubai Hills area, King’s College Hospital London, Dubai is scheduled to complete by Q4 2018.

The ground-breaking ceremony has taken place at King’s College Hospital London, Dubai.

Located in the Dubai Hills area, construction of the 100-bed hospital is scheduled to complete by Q4 2018.

King’s College Hospital London, one of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals, also announced the appointment of Neil Buckley as chief executive officer of its Dubai facility.

The hospital looks set to become one of the first UAE-based facilities to offer liver transplant procedures, which will be in the form of living-related transplants, meaning that the corresponding liver donor is a relative of the patient.

Commenting at the ground-breaking ceremony, Professor Nigel Heaton, consultant liver transplant surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London in the UK, said: “Thirty-seven years ago, a very generous and visionary man decided to give thousands of patients another chance at life.

“This man was the former President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose donation in 1979 helped to found the King’s liver research centre in London.

“Today, the centre is amongst the top three liver specialist centres in the world and number one in Europe, and has been responsible for saving the lives of countless patients in need of liver transplants over the last three decades.

“As we commemorate him today, and on behalf of the King’s team in London and the UAE, we truly look forward to building on the legacy he started by giving back to this very community through offering local patients in need [of] living-related liver transplants in the near future,” he added.

In addition to Buckley and Professor Heaton, King’s College Hospital London, Dubai’s ground-breaking ceremony was attended by its chairman, HE Ahmed H Al Tayer.

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