Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has approved the establishment of a specialised and integrated medical city for women and children On Thursday 11 of January.
The city will include Sheikh Khalifa Medical City as a centre of excellence in paediatrics, the new Corniche Hospital specialising in women's health and newborns, a rehabilitation hospital, and a specialised centre for women's and children's mental health.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi confirmed that the city, which was prepared by the Abu Dhabi Health Authority and PureHealth Holding Group, will meet the needs of the community for healthcare and developing specialised healthcare facilities with global standards. Moreover it will continue to harness research capabilities and modern technology to serve the community and improve the quality of healthcare services provided.
Furthermore, he got acquainted with the services provided and the efforts exerted, including the plan of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City to establish a centre of excellence in paediatrics.
The centre aims to develop and enhance the quality and efficiency of paediatric services, which are provided by more than 200 doctors, in accordance with the best international practices for patients from the United Arab Emirates and different parts of the world. The services include more than 29 specialties, including oncology, ophthalmology, neurology, liver, kidney, intestinal transplantation, and gastrointestinal and cardiac surgery, among others.
The capacity of Altamaiz centre will be 250 beds, including 10 beds for mental health services, and 100 beds for long-term healthcare for paediatrics. The centre will work to continue research and innovation efforts in the field of children's health to develop modern treatments, which will contribute to improving the therapeutic outcomes of children with complex health challenges.
The Crown Prince approved a plan to transfer the facilities of the Corniche Hospital to the vicinity of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, which will enhance the integrated service system that the city will provide, which is affiliated with the PureHealth Holding Group.
The capacity of the hospital will be 205 beds, 90 paediatric beds, and 15 maternity wards, and it is scheduled to be operational in 2027. The services of the hospital, which will be provided by more than 120 specialised doctors and more than 460 specialised nurses and midwives, include specialised units in obstetrics and women's mental and general health, gynaecology, fertility, and assisted reproductive services. In addition, the city will include Salma Rehabilitation Hospital, which specialises in children's rehabilitation.
Edited by Chloe Mansola
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