Dubai – MENA Herald: The American Hospital Dubai has announced its participation at the 7th edition of Kuwait Medical Tourism, the country’s biggest healthcare expo, which will take place from March 20 to 22, 2016 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Kuwait City. During its presence at the high-profile healthcare exhibition, the leading hospital will highlight its Palliative Care and new Advanced Rehabilitation Centre along with the latest innovations in Interventional Cardiology, Orthopaedics, and Neurosurgery.

As a dedicated platform for global healthcare services providers, Kuwait Medical Tourism will be a perfect opportunity for the American Hospital Dubai to present its state-of-the-art Palliative Care. The service concentrates on improving the quality of life of terminally ill patients by focusing on the prevention of suffering and relief of symptoms from the very onset of the treatment through pain management. Palliative Care is integrated with the hospital’s Oncology Department so that care can be provided alongside active treatment as it helps in symptom management.

Aside from its Palliative Care, the focus will also be on the American Hospital Dubai’s newly opened Advanced Rehabilitation Centre. The facility provides specialty, long-term care to patients with serious conditions such as stroke or spinal cord injuries through a team of multi-disciplinary experts. The Centre combines high-tech and high-touch technology to help patients recover and return to their family, home and work to live a normal life. Located in the hospital’s new Bed Tower, the new dedicated facility features 22 private rooms and a staff of 22 people, including physician specialists in neurological and spinal cord injuries, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and full-time specialty nurses.

Peter Makawoski, CEO, American Hospital Dubai, said: “As a pioneer in providing US-standard private healthcare in the Middle East, the American Hospital Dubai continues to receive a lot of patients from Kuwait. Kuwait Medical is a vital platform which will enlighten visitors about the complete range of our services as well as help us identify the healthcare needs of Kuwaitis and introduce new offerings. In line with our strategic growth plans for 2016, we look forward to launch new healthcare initiatives and cutting-edge services with a strong focus on easy patient access, personalized medicine and innovation; our participation at the event will prove to be vital in this regard.”

Kuwait Medical Tourism is a perfect gateway for international healthcare facilities and services providers to showcase their innovative solutions as well as identify potential business opportunities in the Kuwaiti consumer market. The event will focus on the latest trends in the Kuwaiti healthcare industry; highlight public and private projects under development; assess the prospect of healthcare technology, e-Health, and IT solutions; and discuss financing and investment in healthcare facilities.

The American Hospital Dubai is an acute care, general care, and surgical facility based in Dubai, with all its physicians North American Board Certified or of equivalent Western training programs. It is the Middle East’s first private institution to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), ensuring a continued commitment to the highest-quality American standards of healthcare in the region. The hospital offers primary, secondary, and selective tertiary services provided by specialist centres covering Total Joint Replacement, Neuroscience Centre, Cancer Care Centre, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Cochlear Implants, The Heart Centre, Breast Care Clinic, Kidney Dialysis, Diabetes, and Sleep Lab.