Jahra Medical City
Shaping the future of Kuwait’s healthcare system
The new Jahra Medical City Kuwait is one of the largest healthcare development projects in the Middle East. The project forms a key part of the state’s ongoing plans to upgrade national health care and raise the capacity of hospitals by 60%.
The layout of the new internationally standardised medical complex comprises of eight separate buildings. The most prominent is the main hospital building, which has a total built-up area of 440,000sqm, and rises to 15 storeys. The project is valued at 365 million Kuwaiti Dinars ($ 1.18 billion USD) and includes a fully equipped 1234 bed hospital, a fully equipped dental facility with 115 treatment rooms and a regional health administration building.
Furthermore, the hospital will feature a women’s centre, trauma centre, 32 operating suites including two hybrid operating rooms, a hybrid CT operating suite, and a hybrid MRI operating suite. The outpatient facilities have 22 departments with 135 clinics with state of the art equipment which includes a 10 seat hyperbaric chamber, the first multi-seat facility of its kind in Kuwait. Other service buildings include a public car park and staff car park, both accommodating 5,000 cars and two emergency shelters, each for 300 people.
Amiri Diwan, State of Kuwait