Raffles Hospital tweaks rooms for Middle Eastern patients

June 11, 2012

SINGAPORE  – Raffles Hospital has designed a new class of private rooms with the culture-specific needs of Middle Eastern patients in mind, providing a more pleasant healing process while receiving quality medical care.

Gulf patients are offered a home away from home at Singapore’s Raffles Hospital, a statement from announced Singapore tourism officials.

Mohamed Hafez Marican, area director for the Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “Raffles Hospital has taken a very proactive approach to enhancing services for international patients, specifically those from the GCC and Middle East.”

“This patient-centric initiative conveys Singapore’s commitment to providing quality healthcare within a world-class tourism destination,” he said.

Each of the new rooms provide Middle Eastern and Gulf in-patients with a multitude of amenities which aim to aid the patients’ recovery more quickly and with peace of mind.

It includes a Qibla, Quran, and prayer mats; Arabic-language media and entertainment; extra living space for family members and visitors; and a menu offering a variety of Halal Arabic cuisine, the statement said.

The hospital also offers Arabic-language concierge services for patients and their families, including translation services, appointments, and airport pick-ups and transfers. All services are conducted by both male and female Arab doctors and staff.

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