Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said officially opened the University Hospital in February 1990.  It is an educational as well as medical institution, performing five main functions teaching medical students, undergraduates and postgraduate medical training, research and providing tertiary medical care.

It is an integral part of the College of Medicine & Health Sciences and therefore both the services and teaching resources are equally shared and integrated between the two, i.e. shared staff, joint committees.

May 2005 SQUH achieved its first International Standards certification award, ISO 9001:2000.  It was successfully re-certified May 2008 with ISO 9001:2008.  Currently, the hospital is actively working on compliance to international hospital accreditation standards.

The Sultan Qaboos University Hospital provides a full continuum of care, beginning with complete clinical evaluation, to meet the needs of each patient at each stage of treatment.  A comprehensive system of patient services provides flexible treatment options with high quality medical resources to meet a wide variety of needs.

The hospitals direction for the future includes a strong commitment to quality healthcare, community awareness and continued support.

SQUH Vision

To be a trusted leading medical center of excellence in the region in teaching, research and health care.

SQUH Mission

Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in collaboration with the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Nursing and other health institutions is committed to provide teaching, research and patient-centered care in an environment that supports continuous improvements.


  1. Provide effective teaching for undergraduate, post graduate medical, nursing and allied health students.
  2. Enhance continuous development in research and innovations.
  3. Increase efficient utilization of the hospital resources.
  4. Improve provision of high quality patient-centered healthcare.
  5. Support continuous education and training opportunities for the development of all hospital staff.


Sultan Qaboos University Hospital is committed to provide compassionate, ethical, and accessible general and specialized tertiary care to the community with integrity, commitment and respect towards patients and their families.
Furthermore, we shall seek excellence through continual improvement in teaching, research, patient services and staff development. This shall be supported by effective process delivery and efficient resource utilization.
The hospital management shall ensure that the following activities are being maintained in order to achieve the highest standard of excellence:
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Effective policies and internal communication
  • Monitoring and measurement of inter-disciplinary clinics
  • Hospital wide audits and
  • Liaison with referral hospitals