Abu Dhabi's billion-dollar Medical City set for handover in 2017

Published September 26th, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
The Dh4-billion medical city will accommodate 732 hospital beds, including two royal and 36 VIP suites, 424 hospital beds for post-operative inpatients and 120 for the maternity and infant ward. (Seha)
The Dh4-billion medical city will accommodate 732 hospital beds, including two royal and 36 VIP suites, 424 hospital beds for post-operative inpatients and 120 for the maternity and infant ward. (Seha)

More than 85 per cent of the work at the Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has been completed and was track for handover to the emirate's health services company Seha in the fourth quarter of 2017, said a report.

The Dh4-billion ($1.08 billion) medical city will accommodate 732 hospital beds, including two royal and 36 VIP suites, in addition to 424 hospital beds for post-operative inpatients, 120 for the maternity and infant ward, according to state news agency Wam.

The construction is part of Abu Dhabi General Services Company's (Musanada) efforts to provide high-quality healthcare services in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Plan and with best international health standards, it stated.

The facilities at the new medical city also includes 32 ICU beds in the medical department, 30 cardiac ICU beds in the cardiovascular department, 24 cardiac ICU beds in the surgery department, 20 beds in the burn treatment department, 26 neonatal ICU beds and 18 beds in the labour and delivery department.

"This leading landmark is a translation of Abu Dhabi government’s attention to human health, as man is considered the cornerstone in the development process," remarked Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi, the acting executive director of the building construction management division at Musanada.

The medical city includes a number of specialised surgeries, such as vascular, burn, trauma, chest, orthopaedic, reconstructive and infant.

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, which is strategically located in the Al Mafraq area in Abu Dhabi, will come up on a 300,000-sq-m area and will include parking facilities that can accommodate 1,660 vehicles, mostly in covered parking, said the report.

It will house several buildings, including the main hospital building comprising four towers, external clinic, utility buildings, and electricity and air conditioning plants.

The medical city will also boast of two helipads and expansive external landscaping carefully designed following a specialised study to ensure comfort and tranquility, and provide an appropriate healing environment, it added.


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