Saudi Arabian family business Al Murjan has partnered with Mediclinic International to set up a 200-bed private hospital in Jeddah.
Mediclinic Middle East will manage the hospital and support Al Murjan Group with expertise and advisory services in the planning, design, construction and commissioning.
The hospital is expected to open by the second quarter of 2022.
“Al Murjan Mediclinic will provide more than 1,000 job opportunities, and will create new opportunities for entrepreneurs in the healthcare sector,” said Khalid Bin Mahfouz, vice chairman of Al Murjan Group.
Situated on King Abdul Aziz Road in the northern part of Jeddah, Mediclinic Al Murjan Hospital intends to address the growing demand for private healthcare in Saudi Arabia. The eight-storey hospital will offer inpatient and outpatient services including general surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, emergency and trauma care.
Phase 1 of the hospital will be built on an 18,000 square metres of land with an investment of more than R1bn (US$266.5m) with the expansion capacity of another 200 beds on adjacent land set aside for this purpose.