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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak inaugurates new hospital for women and children

Mother of the Nation officially opened Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children in Abu Dhabi

Danat Al Emarat specialties include an extensive obstetrics and gynaecology department and an Intensive Care Unit specialised for women. WAM
Danat Al Emarat specialties include an extensive obstetrics and gynaecology department and an Intensive Care Unit specialised for women. WAM

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has officially opened the Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children in Abu Dhabi, part of United Eastern Medical Services.

Sheikha Fatima unveiled a memorial plaque during the inauguration.

"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," she said.

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Sheikha Fatima, a long-time supporter of women’s rights, is chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, president of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and supreme chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation.

She toured the hospital and visited different departments including the labour and delivery rooms, the paediatrics clinics, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, NICU, the mammogram unit and the minimal invasive gynaecologic surgery department.

Sheikha Fatima inaugurated the new hospital. WAM
Sheikha Fatima inaugurated the new hospital. WAM

Danat Al Emarat specialties include an extensive obstetrics and gynaecology department, an Intensive Care Unit specialised for women and many other specialised services in addition to breast imaging and mammogram units.

More than 500 staff are employed at the hospital, including 75 physicians and 300 nurses and technicians. The hospital encompasses ten specialised labour and delivery rooms, four rooms operating rooms, one room for minor surgeries, same-day surgeries and laparoscopic surgeries.

At the inauguration, Sheikha Fatima was briefed on the hospital’s plans for various community outreach programmes throughout the year designed to spread awareness and promote healthy lifestyle in society.