Launched in 1978, Seoul National University Hospital is South Korea’s very first and one of its most prestigious hospitals.
Having been in the crux of drug advancement, the hospital has been leading in medical innovation in the nation.
It’s a cutting-edge system of facilities, opening Korea’s very first paediatric clinic in 1985 to discover new therapy of children’s diseases. It also interferes with cancer medicine, cardiovascular diseases, transplant also it’s the country’s sole hospital leading to adult and geriatric diseases.
In the world in clinical trials, it had been rated first in 2013. A year later, it opened and handled the 248-bed Sheikh Khalifa Speciality Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah — a contract it won in the face of competition from world-renowned institutions like John Hopkins in Baltimore, Stanford in California and King’s College Hospital in London.
“We are focused on high-tech and rare diseases that other medical institutions can’t treat,” explained Dr Chang-suk Suh, the hospital president. “I’m very much convinced that the UAE has its partners in the right way and also the RAK Speciality Hospital is evolving more. It is expanding and we expect to get the second phase contract from the next year, then we could get more [complex work] like liver transplantation and much more advanced scenarios.”
The clinic is now focusing on teaching key personnel working in UAE hospitals. “If all goes well with the second stage, we would like to educate cardiologists and intensive care doctors, like respiratory doctors and neurologists,” he explained.
“You own a great deal of need from the UAE for cardiovascular and transplantation — training requires at least two or three years and we want to expand that to the key cities of the Emirates.”