Dubai / WAM
The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, announced today that its hospitals and specialty centres received more than one million patients in 2015.
Dr. Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at DHA, said: “In 2015, the four DHA run hospitals and specialty centres received over one million patients. This number includes outpatients, accident and emergency cases, walk-in visits as well as admissions. All DHA hospitals have a high occupancy rate and this reflects the quality of services and the trust that we have built with our patients. Our aim is to provide the highest quality of medical services across various specialities and sub-specialties.”
The total number of patients that visited Dubai, Rashid, Latifa and Hatta hospital as well as specialty centres including Dubai Diabetes Centre, Thalassemia Centre, Airport Medical Centre and Dubai Gynecology Centre were 1,170,798.
Of this 33 per cent of the patients visited Dubai Hospital, 30 per cent visited Rashid Hospital, 15 per cent visited Latifa Hospital and 10 per cent visited Hatta Hospital, the remaining 12 per cent of patients visited the specialty centres.
The total number of outpatient visits across these facilities were 647,762 number of accident and emergency cases were 441,441 and the remaining 81,595 were admissions.”
He added that DHA will continue to expand its health services to keep up with population growth. The projects will enhance geographical access to healthcare. As per the DHA’s Health Strategy, the authority will also continue to focus on community engagement and preventative care.