Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council has approved the establishment of a specialized medical city dedicated to the health of women and children in Abu Dhabi.
The infrastructure for the medical city will include Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for pediatric care, the Corniche Hospital dedicated to the health of women and newborns. The medical city will also have a rehabilitation facility and a mental health center for women and children.
Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan emphasized that plans for the medical city, presented by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) and Pure Health, represent a significant addition to the existing healthcare ecosystem in Abu Dhabi. The project will enhance the advanced healthcare infrastructure in Abu Dhabi. It will also strengthen the emirate’s position as a leading healthcare destination.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi also gave directives to further develop high-quality, specialized facilities as part of an integrated and preventive healthcare system that continues to meet the current and future healthcare needs of the community. The directives also discuss about using the existing research capabilities and modern technology to serve the community better.
Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also got a brief on SKMC’s plan to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in pediatric care. The CoE will enhance healthcare services for children, with more than 200 doctors equipped with the latest expertise to deliver exceptional care to patients across the UAE and all over from the globe. These services include 29 specialties like oncology, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, liver, kidney, and bowel transplantation, gastroenterology, and cardiac medicine.
The presence of Mr. Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Department of Health- Abu Dhabi; Mr. Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Dr. Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi; and Ms. Shaista Asif, Co-Founder and Group CEO of PureHealth also graced the visit.
The CoE will have a capacity of 250 beds, including 10 beds for mental health services and 100 beds for long-term pediatric healthcare. The center will also work towards advancing research and innovation in child health. It also aims to develop modern treatments and enhance therapeutic outcomes for children with complex health challenges.
The chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council has also approved the plan to transfer the facilities of Corniche Hospital to the vicinity of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. This move intends to further enhance the integrated services system of the new medical city. The infrastructure is developed in association with Pure Health Group. It is Scheduled to open in 2027. The new hospital will offer 205 beds, with 90 dedicated to children and 15 maternity wards.
A team of more than 120 doctors and 460 nursing and midwifery specialists will provide specialized care in obstetrics and gynecology, fertility, and assisted reproductive services. Mental health of Women and general health will also have due importance. In addition, the medical city will also include Salma Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as a center for the mental health of women and children.