By Andy Sambidge
Healthcare unit of Mubadala says Cleveland Clinic will open to patients by end-2013
Mubadala Healthcare, a unit of Mubadala Development Company, has announced the structural completion of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, adding that it is set for handover in the second quarter of 2013.
The next phase of construction will see the transition of the 409,234 sq m structure through various mechanical electrical and plumbing installations, the company said in a statement.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will offer a 364-bed hospital with the option to expand to a 490-bed facility.
It will be organised into the five institutes of digestive disease, Eye, heart & vascular, neurological, and respiratory and critical care, to offer an advanced range of tertiary/quaternary medical services.
Like its counterpart in the United States, it will be a physician-led medical facility served by North American board certified medical professionals.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a key project in Mubadala's strategy to stimulate Abu Dhabi's healthcare sector by establishing world-class healthcare facilities, the company said.
Mubadala appointed Aldar as development manager in 2007 to oversee the design, construction and commissioning of the hospital, which is scheduled for a full-service opening to patients in Q4 2013.
Preparations for the new hospital are progressing well across the board with a staff of 148 on the ground in Abu Dhabi, including a full leadership team and almost half of the physician institute chairs.
"Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will be an outstanding facility that brings the highest international standards of care to patients in this region," said Suhail Mahmood Al Ansari, executive director, Mubadala Healthcare.
"I am delighted with the progress to date and look forward to seeing the hard work and dedication of all the teams reflected in the tremendous impact that this facility will have on our healthcare landscape."For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.