The 524-bed University Hospital is operated by a highly trained staff supported by the most advanced laboratories and diagnostic equipment. It is planned for a staff of over 1,000, plus additional members from the College of Medicine. With the exception of University students and staff who have special primary health care clinics, patients are seen in the University Hospital by referral only.
The primary function of the University Hospital, besides providing medical services, is to act as a clinical teaching and research centre in collaboration with the College of Medicine. It also coordinates in both functions with other selectedhospitals in the Sultanate.