AMANA HEALTHCARE LAUNCHES NEONATAL AND PEDIATRIC LONG-TERM CARE HOSPITAL
Mubadala Healthcare Provider’s Multidisciplinary Team Offers Comprehensive Care for Newborns and Children with Complex Medical Needs at New Al Ain Facility
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 08 April 2020:
Amana Healthcare has opened Amana Pediatric and Neonatal Long-Term Care Hospital, a dedicated pediatric long-term care facility in Al Ain with on-site pediatricians, intensive care specialists and a multidisciplinary therapy team to ensure the highest standards of care for children with complex medical needs.
The opening of the new facility was expedited by Mubadala Healthcare amidst the fast changing situation of COVID-19, in an effort to provide the Abu Dhabi healthcare landscape increased long-term care bed capacity, aiding other healthcare providers to better cope with the immediate needs of the spread of the virus.
The new hospital expands on Amana Healthcare’s existing Al Ain facilities, with the Mubadala Healthcare provider having already opened the region’s first specialized long-term intensive care hospital for adults and children in Al Ain in 2013. This move demonstrates Mubadala Healthcare’s vision of creating a thriving healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi, enabling the UAE community to receive world-class specialized healthcare locally and reduce their need to travel abroad for treatment.
The new hospital, located in the Al Towayya area of Al Ain, has been designed exclusively for pediatrics, with several unique features such as a children’s therapy area, a full-sized hydrotherapy pool, and therapy rooms dedicated for speech and language; physio; occupational; and sensory therapy.
Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, Senior Vice President of Mubadala Healthcare, said: “We are proud to celebrate the launch of Amana Healthcare’s new pediatric long-term care hospital. Such initiatives take boldness and vision, and are integral to continued growth and expansion of the UAE’s healthcare system. The opening of this new facility attests to Mubadala’s commitment to fulfilling the economic and social needs of the UAE population.”
Long-term care is a key segment of the UAE’s expanding healthcare system, easing the burden of space and resources in acute hospitals. Amana’s long-term care model for children includes intensive, multi-disciplinary therapy programs led by Western-trained specialists, and an in-house education program with a full-time special needs teacher to give pediatric residents a chance to live the best life possible.
Mark E. McGourty, CEO of Amana Healthcare, said: “The new hospital offers benefits not only to children, but to society as a whole. It is our hope that Amana Pediatric will bring the people of the UAE comfort in knowing that the nation’s most vulnerable children have access to the best care possible – and that these services are available for those who need them.”
He added that a strong focus on cultural values and quality of life would ensure this vulnerable segment of the population would benefit from a positive, home-like environment in one of the region’s most advanced clinical care settings.
In line with Amana Healthcare’s family-first approach to healthcare, the hospital also features a large central majlis where families can gather to commune and converse, and a wheelchair-friendly courtyard garden allowing residents to enjoy the outdoors.
While the hospital is already open to patients, these family facilities will be available as soon as the COVID-19 social-distancing policies are no longer necessary.
About Mubadala Investment Company
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About Amana Healthcare
Amana Healthcare, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, is the Middle East’s leading provider of specialized long-term care, rehabilitation and home healthcare services and is the region’s pioneer in integrated continuum-of-care services. Based in the United Arab Emirates, Amana serves patients from a wide catchment area—including the Middle East, Africa and South Asia—who need complex, specialized post-acute care. Amana’s hospitals are accredited by the U.S. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.