Tue, 03 November 2020
It is undeniable that the Kingdom’s healthcare sector has grown tremendously over the last decade. What once consisted of one government hospital and a handful of clinics has now grown to include a multitude of specialized private hospitals and clinics, health and wellness centres, and state-of-the-art facilities available in every corner of the island.
The days of having to travel overseas for specific medical treatment and procedures are also now a thing of the past as public facilities such as the Salmaniya Medical Complex and King Hamad University Hospital continue to update their specialist facilities backed up by highly qualified experts and a good provision of public health centers too.
In the private sector too, the choice is ever expanding from the Kingdom’s oldest medical facility, American Mission Hospital, which also boasts state of the art outreach clinics, to other trusted healthcare establishments like Bahrain Specialist Hospital and Royal Bahrain Hospital which is part of the international KIMS group. Awali Hospital in the Bapco compound is also ever popular. With a growing demand for healthcare services, there has also been a growth in polyclinics and cosmetology clinics too.
Here is some information on selected healthcare establishments in the Kingdom:
American Mission Hospital
The tree of life symbolises an evergreen in the midst of a desert landscape that intrigues visitors to the source of its sustenance. American Mission Hospital (AMH) has this tree as its logo with a founding legacy that goes back over 100 years, yet continues to fulfil the mission for which it was established.
AMH has become the Kingdom’s largest non- government healthcare facility with the hospital in Manama, clinics at Saar, Amwaj and Riffa and a new hospital on the way in A’Ali. The hospital’s mission is to provide patient-centred, high-quality healthcare at an affordable cost for all.
AMH was also the first hospital in the Kingdom to be accredited by an external body, the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, in 2006. All primary and secondary healthcare needs are served through the main facility in Manama which is a fully-fledged, 24-hour operational hospital.
Saar provides 24-hour services for primary care with no in-patient facilities. The clinic has both radiology and laboratory, a dedicated children’s unit, an adult urgent-care unit with eight bays, a separate section for women’s health, a physiotherapy unit and a dental centre.
Royal Bahrain Hospital
Royal Bahrain Hospital (RBH) is a leading multi-specialty 65 bed hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain and has been operating since 2011. The hospital has been providing quality care to all of its patients through a dedicated team of medical experts and a range of services across 30 medical disciplines.
As a testimony to the quality of services, RBH is accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI), since 2012, and has been re-awarded the Diamond Accreditation by the National Health Regulatory Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain.
In addition to this, RBH has strong skills in the field of Emergency Medicine with fully equipped round-the-clock Emergency services, manned by experienced doctors following international protocols and clinical pathways. The Emergency Medicine program is augmented by a state-of-the-art 5-bed Intensive Care Unit in Royal Bahrain Hospital wherein RBH can provide comprehensive care to critically ill patients with single and multiple system failure.
RBH is a part of KIMSHEALTH, a leading provider of healthcare services in India and the Middle East. KIMSHEALTH has a total of 23 institutions comprising hospitals and medical centers spread over Kerala in India, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates in the Middle East with a combined bed strength of around 1,860 with over 75 per cent occupancy throughout the year. It employs over 900 doctors and 3,200 nursing and allied health staff, who consult and care for around 7,000 outpatients per day.
RBH has also strengthened its radiology division by investing in new technology and adding a range of diagnostic equipment to its existing set up. RBH has thus kept its commitment of enhancing its radiology division with the objective of providing quality healthcare services to its patients despite the challenging socio-economic circumstances created due to COVID-19.
All the new equipment is capable of producing exceptionally sharp images resulting in improved diagnostic and optimized scans thereby enhancing clinical outcomes. RBH’s reinvented radiology division now includes - Mammogram, Fluoroscopy / X-ray, CIOS Spin C-Arm and a Portable x-ray. RBH has also upgraded its existing CT-Scan to 128 slices. The hospital has already been equipped with an MRI (1.5 Tesla) and high-quality ultrasound machine.
KIMSHEALTH has been operational in the Middle East since 2004 and all of its brands have been well received and recognised as quality healthcare institutions with a wide patient base. In the Middle East, we have three multispecialty hospitals namely – Royal Bahrain Hospital (RBH) and KIMSHEALTH Hospital in Bahrain and KIMS Oman Hospital (KOH) in Oman. KIMSHEALTH also have 13 multispecialty medical centers spread across Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Bahrain Specialist Hospital
With over 15 years of experience as a quality healthcare provider in the Kingdom, Bahrain Specialist Hospital (BSH) is a cutting-edge medical provider and the first private hospital in Bahrain to earn the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI). Specialities at BSH include cardiology, internal medicine, dermatology, endocrinology, neurosurgery and more.
The hospital is also home to the highly-specialised BSH Apollo Heart Centre where the objective is to prevent and treat cardiac diseases, with better clinical outcomes, for improved quality of life in patients having complex heart problems. The advanced infrastructure at the BSH Apollo Heart Center consists of a third generation Cath Lab, Cardiac Critical Care Units, Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room for Endovascular Therapy and Cardio Thoracic Surgery including a Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. These facilities are supported by experienced cardiologists and post-operative care teams to offer the best cardiac care in the country.
The BSH Apollo Heart Center is launched by Bahrain Specialist Hospital with the operations management of the Apollo Hospitals Group. The center provides treatment for all aspects of adult cardiology ranging from interventions to cardiac surgery. A team of doctors, nurses, technicians and paramedics had been deployed from the Apollo Heart Institute to serve the Bahrain population.
Natural Beauty Dental Center
Few things affect the first impression we make as strongly as a smile and Natural Beauty Dental Center is all about making your pearly whites the very best they can be.
A unique, top-of-the-line and advanced facility, the centre boasts a highly qualified team of dental experts offering a wide range of options beginning with a full assessment to establish your oral health and recommend the best treatments for you. Services include dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, dental bridges, crowns, Invisalign, veneers and more.
As well as adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards, the clinic’s policy is to embrace change, encourage invention and continually remain at the forefront of advances in oral health for the good of patients, colleagues and company. Team members are also encouraged to demonstrate caring and sensitivity for the diverse backgrounds of both patients and colleagues and generosity to the community.
Al Kindi Specialised Hospital
Al Kindi Specialised Hospital’s medical team covers 24 specialties, some dealt with exclusively in the private allergy and immunology clinic. In 2019, Al Kindi announced the opening of its Medical Check-up Clinic which is headed by a highly qualified physician and offers a range of checks.
The Physiotherapy Department offers the latest technology for diagnosis and treatment of all types of sports and muscular injures. Meanwhile, the Dental Centre offers a full range of specialities for all ages.
In addition to the main hospital, Al Kindi Medical Centre in Sanad delivers the same standard and quality of services for those who are unable to make it to the Hospital. It has now received a license to provide various medical checks (including, but not limited to, pre-employment, pre-marital, pre-school and housemaid medicals). The Derma & Cosmo Centre is also up to date with latest technology to provide trustworthy skin treatments.