Al Rahba Hospital in line for $9m extension
Work to double capacity of emergency room will take 20 months
A $9m (AED: 33.6m) extension to the accident and emergency (A&E) department at Al Rahba Hospital could begin soon in a bid to reduce waiting times.
According to The National, construction work on the project should begin once approval for the work is gained from Abu Dhabi's Executive Council.
It will involve building new medical and non-medical facilities, with A&E, trauma care and the urgent care units all being expanded, while fire and security systems will also be upgraded.
The number of beds within A&E will double to 18 and special beds will be provided for children, according to the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company' Seha.
The work should allow the A&E unit to double its capacity to treat patients - from 40,000 to 80,000. It will take 20 months to complete.
Seha has also said that it will renovate and upgrade the Al Wagan hospital in Eastern Abu Dhabi. This will involve adding new doctors' housing, a new emergency department and a renovation of outpatient clinics. New maternity facilities will also be added and emergency facilities will also be upgraded.