Work hours of SKMC facilities

ABU DHABI — Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic, on Thursday announced the work hours in all its facilities during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

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Published: Sat 21 Jul 2012, 12:30 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:43 PM

The SKMC Administration and the Outpatient Specialty Clinics will be open from 9am to 3pm from Sunday to Thursday. Its six Family Medicine Clinics that include Al Bateen, Al Khaleej, Al Manhal, Al Mushrif, Al Rowda and Al Zafaranah Clinics will operate in two shifts. The morning shift will be from 9am to 3pm and the second shift after Maghreb prayers from 8.40pm to 11.40pm. The Family Medicine Clinics will be open from Sunday to Thursday except Al Bateen Clinic which operates on Saturdays as well.

Abu Dhabi Dental Centre and Al Dhafra Dental Centre will also be open in two shifts — from 8am to 2pm and from 8pm to 12.30am.

The Administration and Outpatient Clinics of the Behavioural Sciences Pavilion (BSP) will operate from 8.30am to 2.30pm, five days a week.

The inpatient services and Emergency Department will naturally remain open at all time. Moreover, Al Ettihad and Khalidiya Urgent Care Centres will remain open during the holy month as per the normal schedule from 8am to 1am throughout the week.

SKMC’s Renal Unit will remain open as per their usual schedule from 8am to 12 midnight and will continue to provide a 24-hour dialysis on-call service for peritoneal and hemodialysis.

Abu Dhabi Blood Bank will open during the holy month from 8am to 5pm and from 8.30pm to 1.30am, from Saturday to Thursday. Blood supply to hospitals will be offered round the clock on all days.

“In honour of the Holy Month of Ramadan, SKMC will be reducing our clinic and administrative hours. However, our Emergency Department will remain open 24-hours a day, and we at SKMC remain fully committed to providing high quality services to the public through Ramadan and beyond.” Dr Jeff Staples, CEO of SKMC, said.

Patients also have round-the-clock access to SKMC’s Emergency Department, the major trauma centre in Abu Dhabi, for life-threatening cases such as allergic reactions, broken bones, chest pain, difficulties in breathing, fever in young infants, head injuries, medication overdoses, motor vehicle trauma, poisoning, seizures, severe abdominal pain, serious burns, serious wounds, and vomiting and diarrhoea in young children.

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