The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that the new pediatric intensive care unit in Dubai Hospital has begun receiving patients.
The unit was launched by the DHA, to support and enhance the services it provides to children, especially those related to chronic disease.
H.E Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA inaugurated the unit earlier this month where he said that the new unit is an important addition to the integrated medical care system that the authority provides for patients, especially children.
At the beginning of the unit’s inauguration, Al Qutami commended the hospital’s CEO Dr Maryam Al Rayes and all the departments and teams who are contributing to the developments that the DHA is witnessing, especially the Department of Engineering and Medical Equipment.
His Excellency said that the new unit took into account all the medical needs of children it also took into account their privacy, as each child is allocated an independent room equipped with the latest medical equipment and technologies, in addition to other elements that ensure the comfort of the child's parents, while they stay with them, according to the approved protocols in this regard.
The new unit, which includes eight separate rooms, was established to meet the increasing demand of having a pediatric intensive care unit that is separate from the one designated for adult patients, as Dubai Hospital includes six different specialties for children, including pediatric tumors, kidney diseases, endocrine glands, diabetes, the digestive system and heart disease.
The establishment of the unit is part of the DHA’s, developmental and expansion work, which is taking place across medical facilities, especially those which are in demand by patients and medical tourists.
Earlier this week, the DHA announced that it has completed the comprehensive developmental work of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Dubai Hospital and has increased the capacity of the unit for adult patients to 13 beds.