Managers at Dubai Central Hospital this morning cut the ribbon of its new gout ward, which it says will be fully operational as Christmas brunching kicks off across the city over the weekend.
The 60-bed ‘Henry VIII Ward,’ billed as the Middle East’s “only dedicated medical facility for the treatment of gout” will welcome its first patients this afternoon.
“We’re delighted to be able to open this state-of-the-art ward just in time for the festive season,” said Dubai Central Hospital CEO Hans Windhoek.
“We’re expecting gout to be a major cause of concern across the city in the coming weeks and our new medical centre is fully equipped to cope with the influx of cases.”
Alongside the new ward, the hospital also unveiled its first gout ambulance, which will offer a “door-to-door service” in order to avoid painful journeys by foot.
“We’re planning to run a fleet of these specially-equipped gout ambulances by Christmas 2019,” said Windhoek. “It’s all part of our dedication to being part of the UAE’s inspired vision of eradicating gout by 2030.”