Medical City Set for New Technologies


Sarah Peddie

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has teamed up with the Mayo Clinic in a partnership which will bring cutting-edge technology to the new Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC).

The partnership between the US non-profit organisation and SEHA will bring in world-class specialist care to the new medical city in Abu Dhabi. 

The latest healthcare technology will be introduced to the recently opened hospital, which has 740 beds. The technology will include a state of the art robotic surgery which will provide precise surgery and achieve better patient outcomes. 

Along with the new technologies being introduced there are also plans to open a new medical research centre on site. This is in the hope of promoting interdisciplinary learning and to also treat complex medical cases. 

Both the companies have a clear common goal in the partnership and that is for the SSMC to be the preferred destination for patients needing complex care in Abu Dhabi. They plan to turn the medical city into the number one destination for medical care in the Middle East over the next decade. 

The announcement of the collaboration comes after the Mayo Clinic and SEHA teams developed a plan to open up 24 specialist clinics in Abu Dhabi. The SSMC is expected to be in full operation in early 2020 when the Mayo Clinic builds a growing presence at the hospital. 

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