Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Bahrain: Foundation Stone Laid for New RCSI-Medical University of Bahrain

13 March 2006

The foundation stone for the new Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-MUB) campus in Muharraq, Bahrain was jointly laid today by His Highness the Prime Minister of Bahrain Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa and the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children in Ireland Ms Mary Harney, T.D.


His Highness the Prime Minister of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children in Ireland Ms. Mary Harney T.D. at the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI MUB).


Pictured L to R at the event were: Mr. Mohammed Salah El Deen; Mr. Salman bin Hindi, Governor of City Of Muharreq; Mr. Michael Horgan, CEO RCSI; Dr. Faisla Al Mosaui, Chairman of Shoura Council and Organizing Committee for the 9th RCSI Overseas Meeting in Bahrain; Ms. Mary Harney, Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children, Ireland; His Highness the Prime Minister of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa; Professor Niall O'Higgins, President RCSI; Dr. Nada Hafaz, Minister of Health Bahrain; and Professor Kevin O'Malley, Founding President RCSI Medical University of Bahrain.


Pictured: Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children Ms. Mary Harney T.D. and His Highness the Prime Minister of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the official ceremony to lay the foundation stone of RCSI MUB.

Due to be completed in October 2007, the new 90,000 sq metre university campus will replace RCSI MUB’s current premises in the Seef District of Manama, Bahrain.

The location of the new purpose built university campus adjacent to the King Hamad General Hospital, which is currently under construction, will make it a key component of the new Health Oasis; an International Centre of Excellence for Bahrain and the region which is currently being jointly developed by the RCSI and the Government of Bahrain.

The new campus will be built in phases starting with the central administration and medical teaching building and student accommodation, which should be fully operational by October 2007. Additional schools of nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and dentistry will be added at a later date.