Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi opens four more departments
ABU DHABI // Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi on Sunday opened four more departments in the next stage of its launch timetable.
They were the digestive diseases, surgical sub-specialities, neurological and anaesthesiology institutes.
The flagship 364-bed hospital on Al Maryah Island opened on March 17.
The launch is expected to be completed on May 31 when accident and emergency opens.
The digestive disease institute offers services in gastroenterology and hepatology and colon and rectal surgery.
The neurological institute is initially seeing patients for general neurology, spine conditions, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders and epilepsy. Together with the anaesthesiology institute, neurological provides pain management services.
Dr Maher A Abbas, head of the digestive disease institute, said the opening of his department was much-needed as incidence of such diseases was on the rise.
“Our inflammatory bowel disease programme is the first of its kind in the region and offers care to patients with chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis,” Dr Abbas said.
Dr Dominic Venne, head of the neurological institute, said: “Now, at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, patients are cared for by a team of highly-experienced physicians who have access to some of the most innovative processes, procedures, and technology available globally.
“As we continue to offer more services in the coming weeks, patients can find reassurance in knowing that care for complex conditions is available close to home.”
The hospital, developed by Mubadala Healthcare, a unit of Mubadala Development, is only accepting Thiqa cardholders, who are exclusively Emirati, people with select Daman enhanced plans, and those who are self-funding.
Also, it will not offer orthopaedics, obstetrics, gynaecology services, or treat patients under the age of 14, with the exception of the eye institute, and will not be a trauma centre.
Updated: April 12, 2015 04:00 AM