Hatta Hospital’s laboratory receives CAP accreditation.


The laboratory of Hatta Hospital was accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) after passing the latter’s rigorous onsite inspections and evaluation procedures.

This accomplishment highlights the high standard of patient-centric care provided by the laboratory department and the hospital as a whole.

The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients; the CAP inspectors examined the Laboratory Department’s records and quality control procedures.

They also studied the qualifications of the laboratory staff, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.

Hatta Hospital is a 123-bed multi-specialty hospital located in Hatta City Centre. The modern two-storey health facility occupies an area of 10,430 square meters near the new Sha’biah in Hatta.

The hospital serves patients from Hatta and nearby towns such as Huwaylat, Minayeh, Masfout, Mazarieh, Madam, Shwaib and some parts of the Sultanate of Oman.

Following this year’s successful accreditation, His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “Ensuring health facilities are internationally accredited is an important aspect of our Dubai Health Strategy. We have achieved a big leap in the number of health facilities that are internationally accredited. Currently, 96 per cent of hospitals in Dubai have completed their international accreditation, which is a significant jump from 80 per cent in 2015.

“Benchmarking our services to ensure uniformity in terms of excellence of health service is important for patient safety and for delivery of high-quality health services. Thus, seeking international accreditations is necessary to constantly meet high-quality international standards of healthcare.”


Al Qutami added during his inspectional tour of Hatta Hospital that the hospital provides immediate medical care to the population in and around Hatta ensuring access to high quality medical services for the population.

Dr. Saif Abdulla Bin Lewali, CEO of Hatta Hospital, said: “ Since the establishment of the hospital in 2010, we have continuously expanded our services year-on-year with an aim to provide comprehensive and specialized services to the people living in the vicinity and in nearby towns. Our aim is to provide patients with easy access to high-quality health care.”

Almost 96 per cent of the hospitals in Dubai are internationally accredited. In terms of DHA health facilities, all 11 DHA Primary Health Centres have international accreditations. In 2016, DHA hospitals and health centres received an international accreditation for the fourth time in a row. Latifa Hospital, Dubai Hospital and Rashid Hospital earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation and Thalassemia Centre earned Joint Commission International’s ( JCIs) Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Care Accreditation for the fourth time in a row. Airport Medical Centre earned JCI’s Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Care Accreditation for the third time in a row. The hospitals and health centres received the accreditation for demonstrating continuous compliance with JCI’s internationally recognized standards.

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