SHARJAH, 4th August, 2022 (WAM) – Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah, an affiliate of the Emirates Health Services (EHS), performed 939 surgeries and admitted 15,040 patients in the first half of 2022, up from the 573 surgeries and 10,992 patients in the same period last year.
Furthermore, statistics revealed that the hospital received 10,434 customers at outpatient clinics in the first half of the year, compared with 8,483 in the same period of 2021. This is in line with EHS’ efforts to provide world-class health services.
Dr. Essa AlMuallemi, Assistant Director of Kuwait Hospital for Medical and Technical Affairs, said, “The advanced treatment technologies and health services that the Emirates Health Services introduced to the hospital have attracted more and more customers looking to receive treatment and medical services, and particularly surgeries, due to the accuracy of diagnosis, speed of performance, and reduced stay at the hospital. This has allowed us to earn patients’ trust and provide them with outstanding health services.”
Dr. AlMuallemi underlined the EHS’ commitment to upgrading health and diagnostic services and keeping them on par with the latest global developments, in addition to training medical and technical staff to handle all cases.
Dr. Karim Mustafa, Head of the Accident and Emergency Department at Kuwait Hospital, noted, “Our emergency room ranked first among all EHS hospitals for the 2020/2021 period in terms of speed. We provide the necessary treatment for stroke patients in 60 minutes or less. The growth in regular patient numbers at the Accident and Emergency Department in the hospital stems from the EHS’ consistent efforts to develop infrastructure across all its hospitals, where the institution recently approved a comprehensive plan to expand and re-equip the department.”
Meanwhile, Afra Salem, Director of Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah, noted, “The use of statistical indicators to track the growth in the number of health services is necessary to keep pace with the rapid developments in the healthcare sector. Kuwait Hospital has recently recorded a surge in the number of surgeries it performs, which is a positive indicator of recovery from the pandemic, as well as an uptick in the number of regular customers to outpatient clinics and emergency departments. The number of visitors to the mental health clinic grew significantly in the first half of 2022, recording a total of 3,419 patients, compared to 2,619 in the first half of last year.”
Kuwait Hospital is among the most distinguished facilities under the Emirates Health Services umbrella, which includes 17 hospitals providing the highest standards of health services, powered by the most advanced medical and treatment technology in the world.