Kuwait - Emergencies
Emergency services are available at all public hospitals as
indicated below. Historically Kuwait has had an extremely poor reputation
when it comes to emergency ambulance services; paramedics called to the
scene of an accident are invariably not properly trained and arrive in
In essence, ambulances are not much more than taxis with stretchers. Ambulances have been known to stop for refueling when carrying passengers to hospital.
All in all this is one of the biggest worries expatriates in Kuwait face; however, this will hopefully change with the introduction of the KRCS (Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society), in collaboration with four local companies, of ambulance and rescue centres (including helicopter rescue) on major highways throughout Kuwait.
Until these centres are established and prove to be proficient it is recommended that those requiring emergency treatment make their own way to hospital, if at all possible.
There are five major (general) public hospitals located throughout Kuwait, each of which provides a full outpatients service as well as a 24-hour emergency service.
Riqqa (off Ahmadi Expressway – Road 40)
Tel: + 965 394 0600
Sharq (on Gulf Road between Seif Palace & the Kuwait Water Towers)
Tel: + 965 245 0005
Farwaniya (off the 6th Ring Road between the Airport & Jahra)
Tel: + 965 488 3000
Jahra (South East of the Police Station)
Tel: + 965 457 5300
Mubarak Al Kabir Hospital
Jabriya (off the 4th Ring Road)
Tel: + 965 531 2700