Awards Centre

Hamdan Award for an Outstanding Clinical Department in the Public Sector in UAE

This Award is for an outstanding clinical department in the public sector, which has provided exemplary medical services/care to the people of the United Arab Emirates.


The prize amount is AED Seven hundred thousand (AED 700,000) to be awarded equally to two departments.


Rules and Regulations

Nominations are accepted from the public sector with the following considerations:

  1. The department will have provided five years or more service to healthcare delivery in the country to be eligible for nomination.
  2. A detailed profile of the department، which includes the details of staff and name of the leader of the department، who has provided outstanding leadership in clinical care and medical sciences consistent with mission of the institution/hospital. Information is sought regarding the number of patients treated، services provided، achievements، co-ordination and collaboration with other departments and public/patient relations. Evidence to substantiate that the nominated department is outstanding is essential. Detailed review of significant research carried out by members of staff of the epartment، with accompanying documentary evidence (list of significant presentations، published papers، etc).
  3. The department role in the delivery of services provided to the public in delivery of the healthcare.
  4. A letter of recommendation from the hospital director is necessary for the nomination of the department of that particular hospital.
  5. The nominated department’s mailing address، telephone and facsimile numbers and e-mail address.
  6. Justification for nomination، with evidence of that the department is outstanding and has made a significant contribution to healthcare in the United Arab Emirates.
  7. Previous awards، honours or recognition received، (name، nature،source، and dates of each award).
  8. The nomination should indicate how the Award will be disbursed by the successful nominee.
  9. Five copies of the whole dossier.
  10. Only the clinical departments of the hospitals or medical centres from the public sector in the United Arab Emirates are eligible to be nominated for this award.
  11. All public sector hospitals & medical centres canl nominate a maximum of two departments.
  12. Nomination papers submitted to the Executive Office will not be returned whether or not the nominee wins the award.
  13. The last date for receiving completed nomination papers is 31st January, 2018.
  14. The winning department’s names shall be announced in a Press Conference held in Dubai during the September, 2018 and award shall be presented in an official ceremony to be held in Dubai during December, 2018.
  • The Award shall consist of:
  1. A trophy carrying the successful department’s name.
  2. A certificate in the successful department’s name containing the name of the award.
  3. A certificate in the name of the leader of the successful department containing the name of the award.
  4. A total sum of AED Seven hundred thousand (AED 700,000) to the successful Department each receiving AED three hundred fifty thousand (AED 350,000).
  • The successful department’s leader will be invited to and honoured during the award presentation ceremony.