Al-Futtaim IKEA, a global leader in home furnishings, has undertaken a project at The Royal Hospital in Oman, aimed at enhancing the lives of paediatric oncology patients and their families. The focus of the project centred on the parents’ waiting area and the kids’ play area and was launched during a special event that saw great attendance.
In collaboration with Jotun, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of paints and coating products, Al-Futtaim IKEA held the event at The Royal Hospital where all kids have received special gifts from IKEA. Guests were invited to know more about the project with Dr. Sami Al Farsi, General Director of the Hospital, Dr. Suad Al-Kharusi, Director of the National Oncology Center, and Dr. Abeer Al-Battashi, Head of the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Both IKEA and The Royal Hospital’s teams took guests in a small yet enlightening tour at the facility, showcasing all the changes that have been incorporated.
Al-Futtaim IKEA’s team visited the paediatric oncology centre to gain insights into the daily challenges faced by children battling cancer. Recognizing the need for improved, inspiring, and safe spaces, IKEA took on the responsibility to make a positive impact. By incorporating their expertise in interior design, they have provided furniture solutions that are not only visually pleasing but also comfortable and practical.
This project reinforces the brand’s commitment to being an integral part of the Omani community. Al-Futtaim IKEA aims at establishing themselves as a brand that actively supports local causes, fostering neighbourhood growth while simultaneously driving business expansion.
Omar Abushaban, Store Manager at Al-Futtaim IKEA Oman, expressed, “This project is a testament to our unwavering commitment to create positive change in the communities we serve. At Al-Futtaim IKEA, we firmly believe in the profound impact of design, especially during challenging times. Witnessing the daily lives of children facing cancer at The Royal Hospital motivated us to go beyond furniture and create spaces that resonate with comfort, joy, and hope. It’s not just about enhancing aesthetics; it’s about making a meaningful difference in the lives of these brave young souls and their families.”
Doctor Sami Al Farsi, General Director at The Royal Hospital remarked, “We deeply appreciate the collaborative efforts with Al-Futtaim IKEA in this meaningful endeavour. The meticulous attention to detail in the design process reflects a genuine understanding of the unique challenges faced by paediatric oncology patients. The result is not just a physical difference but a positive impact on the healing journey of the children under our care, providing them with environments that are both nurturing and uplifting.”
Aligned with IKEA’s global purpose, the project at The Royal Hospital underscores the company’s mission to create a better everyday life. By offering thoughtful home furniture solutions, Al-Futtaim IKEA strives to bring comfort, inspiration, and a sense of normalcy to paediatric oncology patients and their families.
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