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Hospital to be built on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island

Vamed will build the hospital on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi by Q4 2019

Al Reem Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre will be delivered in Q4 2019.
Al Reem Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre will be delivered in Q4 2019.

German firm Vamed has partnered with two companies to build the Al Reem Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Phase 1 of the hospital will see a rehabilitation centre with more than 100 beds built.

This will provide orthopaedic, cardiovascular, neurological, and oncological post-acute treatments for patients.

Phase 2 will see a children’s and women’s hospital built with paediatric surgery, gynaecology, and obstetrics units.

READ: 100-bed Saudi German Hospital to be built in UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah

A family medical centre will also be built as part of the project on the natural island in Abu Dhabi, scheduled for completion in Q4 2019,

Vamed will be responsible for construction of Al Reem Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre. It has partnered with Bahrain's Investcorp, and Blue Apple Partners to hospital project.

Vamed’s executive board member, Andrea Raffaseder, said the healthcare company’s “international expertise in designing and constructing hospitals”  would provide “clinical excellence in patient-focused” treatment.

The project is financially supported by a contortion of international investors, including main backer Investcorp. 

On the project, executive chairman of Investcorp, Mohammed Alardh, said: “We are aware of the growing demand for quality healthcare in the region, and are keen to play a key role in its development in the short and long term.

“We are particularly proud to be part of this project in Abu Dhabi, where we have deep roots and strong ties as a firm. Our investment strategy and commitment to the healthcare sector is in line with the UAE National Agenda and long-term economic plans, under its Vision 2021 strategy.”

Blue Apple Partners, the promoter of the construction project, was founded in 2013, and is developing plans to launch healthcare facilitates in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

The company’s chairman and cofounder, Zaid Daoud Al Siksek, said: "Al Reem Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre represents an essential building block of Abu Dhabi's Vision 2030.

“It will provide the full spectrum of integrated primary, secondary and tertiary care in specialised rehabilitation services and gynaecology, obstetrics and paediatrics, areas where there are currently still significant shortages and ensure that Abu Dhabi is ready to meet the needs of its growing population."

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