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Dubai Chambers donates Dh15 million to Al Jalila Foundation for Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital

Dubai Chambers donates Dh15 million to Al Jalila Foundation for Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital
10 July 2024 18:44

DUBAI (WAM)

Dubai Chambers announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Jalila Foundation, donating Dh15 million to support the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital, the first fully integrated and comprehensive cancer hospital in Dubai.

Dubai Chambers’ donation to the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital exemplifies their unwavering commitment to enhancing community welfare and supporting critical initiatives that improve quality of life.

The MoU was signed by the Chairman of Dubai Chambers, Abdul Aziz Abdulla Al Ghurair, and the Chairperson of Al Jalila Foundation Board of Directors and Dubai Health Board Member, Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, at the Dubai Chambers’ headquarters.

Al Ghurair said, “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to strengthen social responsibility, Dubai Chambers is keen to support national projects that contribute to improving the quality of life and enhancing community services, thereby fostering social and economic development.”

“Our cooperation with Al Jalila Foundation to support the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital reflects our commitment to the principles of social responsibility and the importance of charitable and humanitarian work, as part of our ongoing efforts to effectively contribute to serving the community,” he added.

Al Gurg said, “We are grateful to Dubai Chambers for their generous contribution toward establishing Dubai’s first comprehensive cancer hospital. Through this collaboration and the power of giving, Al Jalila Foundation is paving the way for enhanced care for cancer patients and their families in Dubai. This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to foster a healthy and sustainable society, enhancing health and well-being through humanitarian, developmental, and community-focused efforts."

Al Jalila Foundation is currently developing the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital, spanning 56,000 square metres.

The hospital will feature 50 clinics, 30 clinical research areas, 60 infusion rooms, 10 urgent care rooms, five radiotherapy rooms, and 116 beds, complemented by 19 gardens spread across the campus.

These gardens will offer patients space for recovery and opportunities to spend time outdoors with their families, promoting enhanced mental well-being.

The new facility will house a multidisciplinary team, including specialised nursing staff, and will provide integrated healthcare services from initial diagnosis through treatment, ensuring comprehensive care under one roof.

Selected treatments and services will also be accessible to patients in their homes, ensuring continuity of affordable care and reflecting Dubai Health's commitment to prioritising patient needs.

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