Rehab hospital to come up in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi - Capital Health CEO Dr Mishal Al Kasimi said the agreement is a huge step in raising the level of healthcare in Abu Dhabi and the country.
The Capital will have the region's first purpose-built rehabilitation hospital, as per an agreement signed by the UAE-based Capital Health on Wednesday with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, chairman of the Department of Health, said the partnership is another achievement for the private sector that aims to open new horizons to raise the benchmark of rehabilitative health support in Abu Dhabi.
"We are steadfast in our commitment to providing easy access to the highest quality healthcare services for all members of the society. The new specialist rehabilitation hospital is in line with the Department of Health's medical tourism vision to position Abu Dhabi among the best cities in the quality of healthcare services," Al Hamed said.
Capital Health CEO Dr Mishal Al Kasimi said the agreement is a huge step in raising the level of healthcare in Abu Dhabi and the country. "This is first-of-its-kind partnership in the Middle East." The hospital will be opened by the year end.
"There cannot be a better time to open the hospital to the public than the 'Year of Zayed'," he added.
The 166-bed Specialised Rehabilitation Hospital will provide acute and long-term rehabilitation care, along with in-patient, out-patient and home care capabilities.
The hospital will deliver an acute, sub-acute and long-term rehabilitation, and long-term care, facility with outpatient capabilities, complemented by highly specialised skills and equipment, including the latest bionics and robotics. The partnership with SRALab will ensure world-leading standards of treatment and care in the UAE for patients who are often recovering from the most severe, complex conditions - from traumatic brain and spinal cord injury to stroke, amputation and cancer-related impairment. Shirley Ryan AbilityLab CEO and president Joanne C. Smith said the agreement will raise the bar in rehabilitation medicine and create a leading centre of excellence.