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.