UK teaching hospital King’s College Hospital has launched a new facility in Dubai, UAE, a move that will expand its services.

Under the new $200m project, all staff and services will be fully integrated with King’s College Hospital’s facilities in London to provide quality, evidence-based healthcare to the UAE.

Kings College Hospital Dubai will be staffed by a significant proportion of experienced clinicians from the UK.

The 80 to 100-bed multi-specialty King’s College Hospital Dubai is scheduled to open in 2018. Several new clinics will open towards the end of 2016 and in 2017.

The hospital facility will offer four main specialties as well as acute and general medical services such as paediatrics, endocrinology, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology.

UK-based Ashmore Group will act as the investment manager, and Al Tayer Group and Dubai Investments PJSC as local equity partners in the project.

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"Our long-standing ties with the UAE will continue to strengthen with the presence of King’s College Hospital and Clinics in Dubai."

UK Department of Health Community and Social Care State Minister Alistair Burt said: "The UK public and private healthcare system is considered among the top in the world.

"We are extremely excited to expand British healthcare internationally, particularly within the UAE.

"Our long-standing ties with the UAE will continue to strengthen with the presence of King’s College Hospital and Clinics in Dubai, combined with the specialist emerging markets investment management experience of Ashmore Group plc."

King’s College Hospital operates the Abu Dhabi clinic in the UAE, which was launched last year.

Image: King’s College Hospital Clinics Abu Dhabi. Photo: courtesy of Healthcare UK / Crown Copyright.