Specialised medical rehabilitation hospital opens in Abu Dhabi

A recent study conducted by Abu Dhabi's Department of Health reported that there are over 700,000 patients requiring outpatient rehabilitation services.

July 07, 2019 Inga Louisa Stevens

Medical rehabilitation plays a huge role in restoring basic body movements and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities, caused by injury or birth defects.

Best practices

Capital Health’s new Specialised Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) hospital cements Abu Dhabi’s position as the leading healthcare destination in the Middle East using the latest transformational technologies.

“Our association with The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the top ranked rehabilitation hospital in America, means only the highest standards have been adhered to with the new Abu Dhabi hospital. We have access to best practices in care and treatment perfected over the years in the UAE, including Intellectual Property and patient’s treatment plans,” says Dr Mishal Al Kasimi, CEO of Capital Health and the Specialised Rehabilitation Hospital.

Importance of medical rehabilitation

A recent study conducted by Abu Dhabi's Department of Health reported that there are over 700,000 patients requiring outpatient rehabilitation services and over 4,000 inpatients requiring rehabilitation with a requirement of additional 350 beds. By 2024, this number is predicted to increase to 5,865 patients requiring 466 beds.

"In the UAE, people have now started discussing and understanding the importance of medical rehabilitation, which is made possible due to the direction set by the country’s leadership to help people with challenges and has encouraged families to talk about the conditions and seek help from experts,” Dr Al Kasimi explains. “Our hospital is one-of-its-kind in the region and aims to help people who have been affected with lifelong complications due to injuries or by birth deformities. Our goal is to create a legacy of patients whose stories will inspire hope for a better tomorrow.”

Better quality of life

Key areas of focus for the hospital are brain and spinal cord injury and conditions such as post-acute rehabilitation, acute rehabilitation and sub-acute rehabilitation. Medical professionals at the hospital will use AI technologies in the treatment of patients, helping to provide targeted and highly accurate care. Patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy will have a full range of treatments and care available to them at the hospital.

“As a paediatric consultant, I see many cases of cerebral palsy among children in the UAE. We offer the best treatments for our patients that show results faster, giving them a better quality of life. Our aim is to create an environment where people within the region don’t have to travel to other parts of the world for medical rehabilitation, thus helping in cutting down the traveling time and expenses,” Al Kasimi says.

Medical professionals at the hospital will use AI technologies in the treatment of patients, helping to provide highly accurate care.