The finishing touches are being put near Amman to a new 550-650 bed hospital, European-designed and built, which will form the nucleus of Jordan's first National School of Medicine.
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Background: The finishing touches are being put near Amman to a new 550-650 bed hospital, European-designed and built, which will form the nucleus of Jordan's first National School of Medicine.
It is some 5 kilometres form Amman town centre, adjacent to the University of Jordan, and on the top of a small hill overlooking the main Amman-Sweilleh-road.
Designed, constructed and equipped by a Belgian and French consortium, even the structure (13-storey tower and podium) and orientation (north-south) reflect European influence break with local tradition. Most notable of all however is the extensive use of electronic and mechanical equipment (for example in patient monitoring). The hospital is expected to be a real spur to the development of modern medical services in Jordan.
SYNOPSIS: A thirteen-storey new hospital, more sophisticated and modern than any other in Jordan, has been built only a few kilometres from Amman, adjacent to the University of Jordan. It will be the base of the first undergraduate medical teaching hospital in the Kingdom. The hospital, with 550-650 beds and situated on the main Amman-Sweilleh road, is the nucleus of the future national school of medicine. It is widely expected to create pressure for the improvement of hospital facilities throughout Jordan.
With its electronic equipment for patient-monitoring, and numerous other modern mechanical aides, the hospital is intended to be a pace-setter in the development of modern techniques in medical care. Designed, constructed and equipped by a Belgian and French consortium, the emphasis is on saving labour and using modern technology to the full. Even the use of the tower-block designed and the north-south orientation on top of a small hill reflect European influence. It is in contrast to the low, white-walled traditional style common in the Middle East.
And not only doctors and students will be learning here. Such a non-traditional hospital will give an unrivalled opportunity to the Jordanian authorities for studying at close quarters European planning solutions and their application to Jordanian problems.