Saudi German Hospital has opened a 50-bed facility in Sharjah, one of seven emirates in the UAE.

Saudi German Hospital Sharjah is located near the top of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Street, and acts as an extension to its medical facility in Dubai.

The hospital includes a comprehensive range of medical services, including cardiology, dental, accident and emergency, general surgery, dermatology, brain surgery, and an orthopaedic practice.

It has 50 beds, 25 outpatient clinics, and is owned by Tatweer Healthcare Company, where Bait Al Batterjee Medical Company (BAB) is the majority shareholder, Saudi German Hospital said in a statement on Tadawul.

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It is the ninth operational hospital of Saudi German Hospital, according to the company, which claims to be one of the largest private healthcare groups in the Middle East, growing at around 16% per annum.

Construction work is already ongoing for a further eight Saudi German Hospitals in the Middle East.

This includes a 100-bed specialty hospital on Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, which is expected to be operational in early 2019.

The planned hospital will offer a range of healthcare services, including medical, rehabilitation, and cosmetic. Initially it will offer seven specialities, but this number will go up to 13 by 2020.

Work is also moving forwards on a $90m (SAR336.4m) hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, which is expected to be ready in Q2 2019.

Last month, Middle East Healthcare Company (MEAHCO) – the owner of Saudi German Hospitals – awarded design and build contracts to IHCC for a hospital in Makkah, as well as staff housing in Makkah and Dammam. The value of the contracts were not disclosed.

MEAHCO has a long-standing business relationship with IHCC, whom it has worked with in the past for hospitals in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.