Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital
The completion of Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital was a translation of the vision of the President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It is funded by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MoPA), has outpatient clinics specializing in Pediatrics, Gynecology, Emergency care, Dialysis and Dermatology.
The hospital is located in the Salama area, opposite the Ministry of Social works and it complements the existing UAQ hospital built in the 1970s. Part of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and Sheikh Khalifa’s initiative is to bring services that have not existed in the Northern Emirates and act, eventually, as a referral center for the hospitals in the outlying communities.
The hospital, which took about three years to build and represents one of the biggest investments in the emirate, had its soft opening on December 2, 2013 and launched many of its outpatient clinics, a pharmacy and dentistry clinic. The services are being introduced in phases to provide the best quality of care for the people of the emirate priority is to raise the quality of care to the people of UAQ and the Northern Emirates and to become the renowned healthcare provider in the Northern Emirates. To date, 65 of the 207 beds in the hospital are being used. This is set to increase to 133 by the end of 2014. The hospital is operated and funded by the MoPA and will eventually offer Pediatrics, Gynecology, Radiology, Emergency services, Dialysis, Dermatology, Urology and a Blood bank.
About Umm Al Quwain
The northern emirate of Umm Al Quwain located on the Arabian Gulf, between Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah on the western coast, is one of the smallest in the country, as it spans over 750 square km. Despite its small surface, the emirate boasts several historical landmarks such as the Umm Al Quwain fort and the Dour pre-Islamic site, as well natural characteristics from the islands to the sandy beaches surrounded by mangrove forests.
The Government of the UAE is taking bold steps to improve access to world-class treatment, reducing the need for patients to travel abroad for care. Umm al-Quwain is a bedroom community to Dubai which is approximately 45 minutes’ drive.