DP World signs ‘first-of-its-kind’ logistics collaboration with major hospital

DP World signs end-to-end deal with major hospital

DP World has signed a strategic partnership with Fakeh University Hospital in what it has described as a “first-of-its-kind” logistics collaboration.

The parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will result in DP World being in charge of and responsible for logistical and supply chain requirements of the hospital.

This essentially means pharmaceutical (including cold chain) storage and delivery and any current future needs pertaining to warehouse management, surgical consumables and other hospital utilities.

Fatih Mehmet Gul, CEO, Fakeeh University Hospital, said, “To ensure that we are providing the best healthcare delivery services for our patients, we need to stay completely focussed on the clinical aspect of our hospital.

“The collaboration with DP World enables us to optimize our resources and work towards the goal of ultimate patient satisfaction.

“While DP World handles the logistics and supply chain activities, our in-house team of specialists can focus on our core healthcare delivery areas.”

Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region, also commented, “The partnership with Fakeeh University Hospital ushers in a new phase for us as we expand DP World’s presence in the healthcare sector, contributing to the transformation of Dubai into a leading healthcare destination through fostering innovative and integrated care models.

“We are confident that the partnership will bring more value to the hospital’s supply chain by efficiently managing the stock of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consumables.”

Fakeeh University Hospital has a built-up area of 1 million square feet and is one of the largest healthcare players in the private sector. It currently has 350 beds and runs 55 different clinics. To manage the requirements of a hospital of this size and magnitude, choosing a partner with a robust logistics network was essential.

Bin Damithan added, “DP World will leverage automation, technology and smart healthcare logistics solutions to promote integrated patient-centric outcomes.

“Healthcare represents one of the key sectors DP World can assist with, by managing and operating Fakeeh University Hospital’s automated warehouse in Dubai, in addition to providing future service offerings in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.”

Recently opened, the hospital was brought to the UAE by pioneering Saudi healthcare provider group, Fakeeh Care. It is committed to delivering medical excellence and championing outstanding research in the UAE, building on a 43-year healthcare legacy.

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