Qatar's 5 Star Hospital Of The Future
Construction of the Sidre Medical and Research Center in Qatar is already well underway. The 3.5 million square foot hospital will be fully equipped with latest in modern medical technology and equipment and will be virtually wireless, filmless and paperless.
The new hospital development sets a president for new builds of the future; its open, spacious and full of natural light and uses only the most innovative and up-to-date equipment, affording patients the best possible care.
Technology Of The Future
According to reports, patients will be continuously monitored by a tiny microchip pill, which they swallow upon arrival. The tiny microchips, the size of a grain of sand, will send signals to an electronic patch placed on the patients’ skin, which in turn send signals to doctors’ personal iPads. As well as monitoring the heart and other vital organs, the technology will record information about patients' posture, sleep patterns and the taking of medication.
Every Sidra patient will also have an identity tag, which will be used to track them around the hospital, ensuring they are safe, comfortable and are able to have personalised treatment at all times.
The all-digital centre will use the very latest advanced technologies in robotics, computer-aided surgery and diagnostics, and digital imaging more advanced than 3D.
All doctors and medical professionals will have access to personal iPad minis and iPhones, enabling them to scan bar codes on medicines and monitor patients remotely. The state-of-the-art electronic devices will also be used to photograph and upload patient injuries to provide extra information during operations.
All electronic information, from patients’ notes to prescriptions, will be stored in the cloud.
The architecture, layout, lighting and out-patient contact have all been designed to create optimum peace, privacy and tranquillity for those needing treatment and it's expected that the hospital's care and facilities will be available to all Qatar residents rich or poor.
According to reports, all patients undergoing treatment at the hospital will get a private room with hotel standard furnishings and a view of an indoor healing garden. Every patient room will have natural light, proven in studies to offer the best environment for recovery, and relaxing water features.
What do you think about this type of hospital development? Do you think it will allow doctors to provide patients with better treatment and care or do you think it is just a cosmetic development in healthcare?
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What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah. It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots.
Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005, Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day.
Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital.
Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.
Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.
"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”