Phase One of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City to open in November

The hospital is being delivered in two phases and will become part of Seha’s broader network

Construction of the Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City project is progressing at pace, with the first phase set to open in November according to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha).

Phase One includes the cardiology, adult neurological, ear, nose & throat (ENT), gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary and ophthalmology clinics.

Once the project has been fully delivered, the hospital will be one of the largest in the UAE. It will spread over 300,000sqm and will be located close to the Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dhafra areas. The outpatient clinics can accommodate about 2,500 visitors daily, Seha said.

According to the statement, the hospital plans to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) in its operations. IT and AI are said to play a vital role in the development of healthcare within Seha’s facilities.

“The new hospital boasts several advanced and high-tech equipment including a robotic surgeon who can perform various complex procedures with precision, effectiveness and speed which can shorten the time of surgery into one-fifth and also reduce the healing time, not to mention the higher percentage of success,” explained Saed Jaber Al Kuwaiti, the head of the operation committee at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City.

The 732-bed hospital will have four wings – emergency and intensive care; acute surgical; maternity and children and outpatient services. It will also include specialised areas such as vascular surgery, burns and trauma treatment, pulomonology and orthopaedic and plastic surgery along with neonatology.

“Seha’s policy focuses on providing high quality care centered on the patient. This is to comply with the vision of the leadership in offering world-class health care for all citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi,” added Al Kuwaiti.


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