The hospital, which has four centres of excellence - the Women and Children’s Centre, the Heart Care Centre, Ortho and Spine Centre, and the Oman Vision Centre – is the result of a partnership between Suhail Bahwan Group, Oman Brunei Investment Company, and Idealmed GHS, which is part of the European health group IGHS.
The new facility is to operate in accordance with international standards of quality and offer world-class medical services, as well as the most advanced diagnostic and treatment solutions to its patients.
“OIH [Oman International Hospital] is the largest private healthcare entity in Oman with an area of 42,000 square metres built from the ground up as per the highest standards of quality. The hospital has over 120 beds that can grow to more than 200, 41 medical consultation offices, 73 observation/treatment/exam rooms, five operating theatres, three delivery rooms, an emergency department, a full range of intensive care units, a radiology department, a medical SPA, R&D facilities and four laboratories. In all our facilities, we integrate culture with science, safety with comfort, and aesthetics with functionality,” commented Dr José Alexandre Cunha, Chairman of the Idealmed GHS and Board Member of OIH. “Using the most innovative layouts and engineering concepts and leading-edge equipment solutions, we combine technological sophistication with the know-how of the most skilled and trained human resources.”
New facility to open gradually over the coming months
The hospital’s services will be operated in a phased manner initially, with only the emergency department, radiology, laboratory, and the outpatient clinic and related facilities welcoming patients in the beginning. Additional departments and services will then gradually be available over the next few months.
“We are proud and honoured to have started this outstanding project and play our part in contributing to the country’s healthcare sector in line with the objectives of the Government of the Sultanate of Oman to develop integrated medical services and training. We look forward to setting a new standard in the private healthcare sphere in Oman and the region,” said Fathi Al Balushi, CEO of Oman Brunei Investment Company (OBIC) and Vice-Chairman of the OIH Board.
Elsewhere in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has mandated that private employees be given health insurance cover.