Rashid Hospital

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Rashid Hospital (in Arabic: مستشفى راشد) is a 786-bed general medical/surgical hospital in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and is a part of the Dubai Health Authority. Built in 1973, it is the city's second oldest hospital, and is located on the Oud Metha Road adjacent to Dubai Creek.[1]

The new Trauma Centre at the hospital was completed in mid-2006 after a 7-year period since it was proposed. It can handle 7 ambulances simultaneously.

The complex includes a medical library.

In July 2006, the DOHMS (now DHA) announced a US $272 million (AED1 billion) plan to build a new 500–700 bed 30,000 m2 hospital within available space in the current complex. The Rashid Hospital deals with some of the heaviest volume of major trauma in the world with on average 3 to 5 cases of severe polytrauma presenting each day.

The hospital’s Trauma Centre is the busiest in the region, and saw more than 166,000 patients in 2013 and evaluates between 480 and 550 patients on a daily basis.[2] Through the end of 2012, the highest number of patients seen in a single day was 580.[3]

In 2013, plans were announced for expansion of Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Centre that would add 116 rooms and 160 beds to the facility.[4] The expansion will also add 2 floors to the existing structure. As of January 2015 it was being reported that the target for completion of the expansion May 2015.[5]

The Rashid Hospital expansion is only phase 1 of a larger ‘master plan’ that will see AED3 billion spent on 6 new specialized health centres, 2 hotels, and additional villas and apartments for staff, in addition to a mosque, lake and landscaped open space.[6] Furthermore, the main hospital will be rebuilt to consist of three 300-bed towers, bringing total capacity to 900 beds.

Medical Departments[7]

Emergency Department Amenities

  • 10 ambulance bays
  • 2 helipads
  • 4 resuscitation units
  • The 1st STAT Scanner in the region


  • In 2010 Rashid Hospital was recognized as surpassing international standards for cardiac care by the USA’s Joint Commission International (JCI).[8]
  • In 2014 the Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre was ranked in the top 10 by Germany’s polytrauma registry.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ismail, Manal (7 November 2011). "Rashid Hospital a symbol of evolving healthcare". The National. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/inside-the-trauma-centre-of-dubais-rashid-hospital
  3. ^ http://www.khaleejtimes.com/article/20121031/ARTICLE/310319856/1012
  4. ^ http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/rashid-hospital-adds-160-beds-to-trauma-centre-1.1218199
  5. ^ https://www.venturesonsite.com/news/dubais-rashid-hospital-us-43-mn-expansion-on-track-for-completion-in-may/
  6. ^ http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-28607-dubais-rashid-hospital-expansion-works-begin/
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-25. Retrieved 2015-08-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://m.gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/class-apart-rashid-hospital-earns-award-1.578187
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2015-08-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 25°15′N 55°19′E / 25.250°N 55.317°E / 25.250; 55.317