Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, the 364-bed hospital that has been built in the capital city, is set to begin receiving patients next year, according to CEO Marc Harrison.
Dr Harrison revealed the date for receiving patients during a lecture given to Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at his Majils in Bateen.
Work initially began on site in 2010 and was due to complete by the end of 2013, but joint venture partners Six Construct and Korea's Samsung C&T have gained a number of extensions to their initial contract terms, Construction Week Online reported.
According to WAM, Dr Harrison said the hospital would have five centres of excellence including a Heart & Vascular Institute, Neurological Institute, Digestive Disease Institute, Eye Institute and Respiratory & Critical Care Institute.
"The five centres of excellence will be among 12 institutes, which include 30+ medical and surgical specialties," he said.
"The hospital will provide critical and acute care to patients in the UAE and the region and is committed to patient safety and high quality through measured and published clinical outcomes."
The $1.53bn Cleveland Clinic project was first envisaged in 2005 as part of the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision.
The facility will be based at Al Maryah Island close to the proposed new central business district. Once fully operational, the hospital will have 175 physicians and 1,500 nurses as part of an overall staff of around 3,000 people.For all the latest construction 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.
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