Investment in both private and public health care facilities has been on the rise over the past decade in RAK, with the health care sector expected to undergo a sustained period of major growth. Demand for new services is rising rapidly as RAK, like the rest of the UAE, witnesses an increasing incidence of lifestyle-related diseases. The government has increasingly targeted private health care provision as a strategy to improve patient outcomes. The inauguration of the Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH) in February 2015 was a major step in the development of the sector in that regard.
This chapter contains an interview with Dr. Myung-Whun Sung, CEO, Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital.