HM the King Inaugurates ‘Mohammed VI’ University Hospital in Tangier, Academic and Medical Center of Excellence for Regional Health Care
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, inaugurated, Friday in the urban commune of Gueznaya (Prefecture of Tangier-Assilah), the University Hospital Center (CHU) “Mohammed VI”, a medical pole of excellence that will allow, thanks to its Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, to structure the supply of care in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, to attract new medical skills and provide advanced training for new generations of professionals.
This hospital center, which the Sovereign named after His August name, attests to the special attention HM the King gives the health sector, particularly through the development of hospital infrastructures, the reinforcement and improvement of health services, and their closer relationship with the general public.
Its accomplishment also attests to the central place that the Sovereign accords to the training of human resources in this important field and to His determination to provide them with a high-quality education that is in line with international standards and that is adapted to the scientific and technological evolution that has occurred in terms of treatment, prevention, management, and health governance.
The new Tangier University Hospital, with a capacity of 797 beds, is situated at the center of a healthcare ecosystem. It was constructed on a 23-hectare plot (110,000 m2 covered) that was bordered to the northeast by the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, next to the Regional Oncology Center, close to the Institut Supérieur des Professions Infirmières et Techniques de Santé (ISPITS), and close to the Regional Oncology Center.
The Mohammed VI University Hospital in Tangier, a modern healthcare institution, has attracted investments totaling more than 2.4 billion dirhams, funded by the State budget and the Qatari Fund for Development. It is contemporary in terms of its design, the caliber of care it provides, the incorporation of cutting-edge technology, and its adherence to the principles of sustainability and energy efficiency, including the setting up of photovoltaic panels and the building of a laboratory wastewater treatment plant as well as another for treating solid medical waste.
This hospital will fulfill its missions in the areas of care, training, research, expertise, innovation, and public health as a public institution offering tertiary care and services. For this reason, it has a Hospital of Specialties (586 beds) with a “medical-surgical” pole, services for pneumology, hematology, endocrinology, cardiology, ENT, neurology, nephrology, ophthalmology, and nuclear medicine, as well as a “Emergency and Intensive Care” pole with an adult emergency service, a cardiovascular intensive care unit, and a plastic surgery and burns treatment service. Additionally, it has sections for the management of cardiovascular rehabilitation, bone marrow transplants, and sleep disorders.
The “Mohammed VI” University Hospital of Tangier also houses a “Mother and Child” Hospital (211 beds) with a medical-surgical pole and another of “Emergencies and Resuscitation”, a pediatric service and a unit of medical assistance to procreation.
The University Hospital Center is equipped with an emergency medical service (SAMU), a Trauma Center, a medical imaging service, laboratories of bacteriology/microbiology, hematology, pathological anatomy and cytology, molecular genetics, and 3D printing of medical devices (LABFAB).
It also has an operating theatre (31 rooms) equipped with the latest generation of equipment and fully computerized. The Hospital also includes a central pharmacy -with a robotized system of storage and automated distribution of pharmaceutical products for the benefit of patients in the various hospital services-, educational and training areas, a large conference room, a heliport and other administrative and technical facilities.
The CHU also has a Museum, a place of memory that contains a rich collection of photos, books and scientific objects that allow the visitor to learn about the development, through history, of medical equipment and hospital infrastructure in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region.
As part of the optimization of patient care and quality of care, the new University Hospital Center has the Hospital Information System, an integrated digital system based on the concept of a shared digital patient file that brings together all patient data: administrative data, medical records and care records.
This device, which is one of the cornerstones of the redesign of the national health system and is accessible in both primary care and hospital settings, enables health professionals to access the patient’s medical data at any time via a card and/or bracelet given to the patient, with the goal of accelerating medical care and enhancing efficiency.
One of the many development initiatives undertaken by the Sovereign in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region to enhance its international influence and allure is the “Mohammed VI” University Hospital Center in Tangier, which is in line with the goals of the “Tangier-Metropolis” program that focuses on the development of healthcare services.