A cancer hospital named after the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum will be established in Dubai.
The 250-bed 'Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital' will cover an area of 50,000 square metres.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai made the announcement.
Sheikh Mohammed said the facility will have a capacity to receive 30,000 patients annually, offering comprehensive services ranging from prevention, diagnosis, treatment and palliative care.
To be completed in two phases, the state-of-the-art hospital will open its doors in 2023.
The seven-storey facility will be Dubai’s first fully modular-built hospital equipped with the latest medical technologies.
Under the patronage of @HHShkMohd, @aljalilauae unveils plans to establish the #UAE’s first charity hospital to help cancer patients in need. To be completed in two phases, the state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer facility will open its doors in 2023.https://t.co/eBJm53JQYz pic.twitter.com/rmzKAZ2SJO— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 27, 2021
The hospital’s name pays tribute to the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his lifetime of service to the nation and extraordinary global philanthropic achievements that continue to touch millions of lives around the world.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 27, 2021
حمدان بن راشد كان مميزاً في خيره وعطائه وإنفاقه ورحمته وتواضعه .. كان اهتمامه بالتعليم والصحة والأيتام مستمراً ولم يتوقف عبر عقود ... ما زال فقده يوجعنا .. وذكراه في كل ركن من دبي .. وسيبقى اسمه باقياً وخالداً باذن الله في سجل المحسنين .. pic.twitter.com/XLXGSjcUHD— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 27, 2021