King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) was established by Royal Decree No. 31 of 2010, which stated that the Hospital will be affiliated to the Bahrain Defense Force, provided that it will offer its services to all citizens. The Hospital will also provide medical services employing best therapeutic and administrative practices and academic and research services, with an independent budget attached to the Bahrain Defense Force's budget. H.E. Lieutenant General Doctor Shaikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa President of the Supreme Council for Health, supervised its affairs in conjunction with the General Command of the Bahrain Defense Force, led by Major General (Dr.) Shaikh Salman Bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa, King Hamad University Hospital Chief Executive Officer, and administered by an executive team who managed the project until the official opening day.
KHUH employees are appointed based on Bahrain Defense Force criteria of efficiency, academic and practical experience. Employment strategy plan is built on transferring advanced foreign know-how and technology to achieve the highest levels of excellence and total reliance on Bahraini nationals in accordance with a well-defined plan.
King Hamad Hospital is a university hospital, Located in Muharraq- Kingdom of Bahrain, with a capacity of 311 beds and 1952 employees. This medical facility is a one hundred and twenty seven thousand square meters, characterized by its prestigious and elegant design. The hospital consists of nine internal wards, nine digitalized operating theaters equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and the most sophisticated (OR1) systems, an intensive care unit with a capacity of 12 beds, and a Pediatric ward. It has a variety of medical departments, services and units namely Out- patient, Private practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics and others. There is also a Physiotherapy Hydrotherapy unit and an Emergency Unit that operates 24 hours days a week, which accommodates 28 beds ready to receive emergency cases.
The KHUH new Oncology Centre is a project led by the KHUH Projects Engineering Team, have developed the new building to UK design Standards, one of the highest international standards of healthcare design available, which will bringing first‐class cancer care and research facilities to Bahrain in one translational environment. The national oncology center project commenced on August 2014 and will continue over the next 30 months.
The project is scheduled to be completed on February 2017, subjected for meeting all the requirements and quality standards set forth according to the highest international standards.
Last but not least, King Hamad University Hospital includes fully equipped medical educational facilities within the frame of mutual cooperation with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain.