Aspen Medical has begun construction on healthcare centres across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

The Abu Samrah Primary Health Clinic is due for completion in 2020; the first of the six healthcare centres planned across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

Construction has begun on the first of six primary healthcare centres across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain which will be managed and operated by Aspen Medical under a contract with the Department of Health (DoH), Abu Dhabi. An official ground-breaking ceremony was held at Abu Samrah.

The clinics will be designed, built and operated by Aspen Medical, the Australian healthcare specialist, across nine areas. Following a public tendering process, the DoH Abu Dhabi signed an agreement with the company to provide comprehensive primary healthcare in nine areas of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

Bruce Armstrong, group CEO of Aspen Medical, said: “Aspen Medical is honoured and pleased to be working in partnership with the DoH to bring our global primary healthcare experience to the people of Abu Dhabi through our locally-based team.”

Mohamed Hamad Al Hameli, under-secretary of the DoH Abu Dhabi, said: “This project emphasises the commitment of the DoH to ensuring world-class healthcare services to all residents across the UAE, taking into consideration our strategic plan and the requirement of primary medical care across the emirate.”

“This approach will identify strategic investment opportunities and attract key global players in the healthcare industry, which we are certain will add great value to Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector and support its investment prospects,” he added.

The Abu Samrah Primary Health Clinic is due for completion in 2020, with further clinics being constructed in Al Wathba, Shakhbout City, Umm Ghaffa, Al Dhahra, and Al Salamat, according to WAM.

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