Project valued at AED 440 million scheduled for completion late 2012
Abu Dhabi, UAE: UEMedical, Abu Dhabi’s leading healthcare development and investment company, has awarded the construction of the second and final package for Danat Al Emarat Women & Children’s Hospital to the international construction company, TERNA. The value of the contract is AED 440 million for which the required funding is already in place from the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. The total built-up area of Phase one is approximately 70,000 square meters spread across 11 floors and 2 basement levels with the project scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2012.
“Danat Al Emarat Hospital is UEMedical’s flagship project. We have not spared any resources to ensure that we create a world-class facility, unrivalled in levels of care, comfort and luxury. To help us achieve this goal we have selected TERNA from amongst the ten leading regional and international contractors who have bid for this project. TERNA clearly has the extensive development, construction, financial and facilities management capabilities necessary to ensure the timely and effective execution of our project”. Said Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Managing Director & CEO of UEMedical.
Located in the new Abu Dhabi Gate City, the 250-bed hospital will provide critically needed maternity and neonatology services in the capital. Danat Al Emarat Hospital will set a new standard in patient care delivery and will become a regional Center of excellence in Women’s and Children’s Health, and a referral center for High risk pregnancies. To ensure adoption of international standards and best practices, UEMedical has partnered with Singaporean-based ParkwayHealth who will provide clinical development services, and manage day-to-day operations.
“We are pleased to have been chosen for this project. We understand the significance of Danat Al Emarat and the important role it will play in serving the people of the UAE and the region. We are confident that our expertise and track-record across a broad spectrum of projects and hospitals of similar size and complexity will allow us to meet UEMedical’s stringent standards and completion deadline” said The General Manager of TERNA.
Danat Al Emarat is part of the integrated healthcare delivery system being developed by UEMedical. This includes a network of 20 premium outpatient centers under the name of ‘HealthPlus’, which will be located throughout Abu Dhabi. The first center was inaugurated in 2010 and provides specialty services with a focus on women’s health. It is the only private center in Abu Dhabi to have been awarded the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA). Other centers include the first free-standing Fertility & Genetics Center, a Dialysis Center, in addition to a number of ‘Boutique’ Family Health Centers.
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