Since July 2019, GHP is responsible for management and operation of Kuwait Hospital, a 150-bed private hospital in the Messila region of Kuwait City. The hospital will be opened in 2020 and it will eventually cover a variety of medical specialities. The hospital will be staffed with a range of senior professionals and physicians with international experience, as well as Kuwaiti citizens with local experience.
The prevalence of non-communicable diseases has escalated over the past 50 years as Kuwait has transitioned to a high-income society with increasingly sedentary lifestyles, lack of outdoor activities and high consumption of fast food. For example, nearly 40% of the total population and 80% of the children are obese. The demand for hospital services targeting these individuals is indeed high.
At the same time, the quality of care in Kuwait is a critical factor impacting patients’ purchase criteria. For example, low perceived quality of care has historically contributed to large amounts of Kuwaitis preferring treatment abroad. Medical errors are one of the most prevalent factors degrading care quality in Kuwait.
Swedish health care has lots to contribute with in the Kuwaiti market. GHP implements high quality, both clinically and administratively, and efficient processes as well as a focus on the entire care chain. Through our experience in the Gulf and the Nordic region, GHP exports "quality through specialisation" and societal benefit through the establishment of highly specialized clinics within the hospitals, "Centers of Excellence".