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Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children inaugurated

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, GWU, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, officially inaugurated Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children in Abu Dhabi, part of United Eastern Medical Services, UEMedical.
H.H. Sheikha Fatima affirmed that, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE is committed to provide the best healthcare services to all citizens and residents, as people are the real wealth of any society, pointing out that UAE intensely focuses on the health sector and has established an advanced network of hospitals and health centres to provide comprehensive and advanced specialised healthcare services to its people.
She said, “The UAE leadership has built the infrastructure needed to provide high quality care, specifically for women and children, through specialised hospitals and medical centres, which contributes in raising the bar of excellence in healthcare offered to mothers and children and achieving clinical outcomes in parallel with international statistics in terms of reducing perinatal and neonatal mortality rates.”
During the tour, Sheikha Fatima was briefed about the nature and type of the specialised services that the hospital provides, and the future plans of the UEMedical group, which also includes HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers and Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi besides Danat Al Emarat Hospital.
An overview about the hospital’s fetal medicine department was also presented to Her Highness with a short brief about its role in diagnosing fetuse malformations in early stages of pregnancy. The department encompasses the latest medical equipment and technologies, and is staffed by experienced physicians specialised in fetal medicine aiming to prevent any complications that might affect the growth of the fetus.
During the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Managing Director and CEO of UEMedical explained that the current building capacity is 150 beds, valued at AED600 million, and the second building’s capacity will include 90 beds, valued at AED200 million, which includes labor and delivery wards, in addition to all different surgical and medical specialties for women and children.
Mr. Al Shorafa said, “Since the hospital welcomed the first newborn in October 2015, the number of female patients exceeded 23,000, and pediatric patients exceeded 15,000. As of today, newborns delivered at the hospital reached 5,700, of which 3,100 were UAE nationals, and the number of children and women surgeries performed reached 1,650 surgeries. The hospital also welcomed 65,380 visits in the outpatient clinics during 2016, and has doubled to 111,000 visits in 2017 until end of November, which demonstrates the high demand for specialised women and children specialties.”
More than 500 staff are employed at the hospital, including 75 physicians and 300 nurses and technicians. The hospital encompasses ten specialised labor and delivery rooms, four rooms operating rooms, one room for minor surgeries, same-day surgeries and laparoscopic surgeries. Its highly specialised NICU includes 23 beds of level III. The hospital also operates a 3-bed ICU for women, & a Pediatric ICU, PICU, that includes two beds.