Designed for trauma

Niki May Young
Tuesday 31 Mar 2009

Dubai's new state of the art A & E design unveiled

International architecture and design firm PerkinsEastman recently unveiled the design of Al Maktoum Accident and Emergency (A&E) Hospital - pipped as the most sophisticated Accident and Emergency Hospital of its kind in the UAE.

“Based on our experience with large-scale complex care facilities, we believe that the Al Maktoum A&E Hospital will create a new standard for innovative, patient-centered care, in the UAE,” says Jonathan N. Stark, AIA, Principal and Managing Director of Perkins Eastman International.

Chosen by the Dubai Health Authority and the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) to create an advanced A/E hospital, Perkins Eastman designed a facility capable of providing immediate care for minor- to high-level trauma. An ambulance receiving area is directly linked to a surgical trauma operating suite and a diagnostic imaging unit with MRI, CT, and X-ray capabilities.

The highly integrated design provides significant flexibility and a focus on patient care and family needs. The 300-bed facility includes a large, five-floor nursing unit providing specialized treatment and care for patients recovering from surgery.

Nadia Tobia, a Principal of the firm said: “A facility of this importance and magnitude demonstrates the commitment of the Dubai Health Authority and the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) to bring world-class emergency care to Dubai.”

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