Abu Dhabi / WAM
Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, has revealed that 82 percent of the construction works of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City has now been completed as planned in preparation for the handover to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “Seha”.
The achievement is also part of its efforts to realise the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and implement the directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to provide high quality healthcare services in line with best international health standards in order to satisfy the needs of individuals and the community.
“The construction and building of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is in line with the directions of our prudent leadership, aspiring to ensure highest levels of welfare for the members of the community in the form of best levels of health services and requirements,” said Eng. Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi, Musanada’s Acting Executive Director – Building Construction Management Division.
The AED4 billion medical city will accommodate 732 hospital beds, 2 royal and 36 VIP suites, and once the works have been completed and all medical staff have joined, it will become a distinguished center for treatment of trauma and incurable diseases. The medical city is envisioned to be as one of the largest intensive care medical facilities at the regional level, as it contains several operating rooms and departments for emergency, intensive care, maternity, a medical research center, 132 beds for cases referred to intensive care, including a neonatal intensive care unit, as well as an advanced wound care center, 18 operation rooms, a normal delivery and prematurity department, in addition to various medical specialties.
The medical city, located at Al Mafraq area in Abu Dhabi, stretches over 300,000 square meters and includes parking facilities that can accommodate 1,610 cars, mostly as covered parking.
It consists of several buildings, including the main hospital building, external clinics building and utility buildings, and it has 2 helipads and large external landscapes carefully designed following a special study to ensure comfort and tranquility and provide an appropriate healing environment.
Eng. Al Mehairbi pointed out that the project, which kicked off in 2011, was designed in line with highest international standards and criteria in order to meet the region’s health requirements and patients’ specialized healthcare needs, such as endocrine disorders, head and neck disorders, tumours and blood disorders, orthopaedic and rheumatic diseases, chest disorders, urologic and renal diseases, gastrointestinal and digestive diseases, cardiovascular diseases, as well as other specialties where patients used to be sent oversees to receive treatment.