Annual Report 2012


Achievements in 2012

  • Won Silver Award for patient-centered approach of community mental health program.
  • A new emergency clinic opened at the Medical Institute. Twice-daily ward rounds are conducted with a full team of GP, specialist, and consultants.
  • The Child Health Institute established HDU in Pediatric ward with CPAP Services. Air and oxygen outlet is in place with trained staff.
  • The Surgical Institute introduced ureteric re-implantation (ureteroneocystostomy), primarily used in adults for disease or trauma involving the lower third portion of the ureter that results in obstruction or fistula.
  • Laparoscopic pyelolithotomy for staghorn stone introduced as a new and less invasive technique for the treatment of the upper ureteric and staghorn stone. Laparoscopic procedures have a high success rate, with 88-100% of patients being stone-free for up to a year after surgery.
  • ENT surgeons undertook excision of a rare large neck tumor (Schwannoma).
  • Successful anesthetic management of adrenal pheochromocytoma resection was carried out for the first time. This is a rare case worldwide and is reportable among anesthesiologists and anesthesia literature.
  • 41 participants from Tawteen attended in-house training programs.
  • Achieved ACGME-I Accreditation for the hospital and the Ob/Gyn Program.
  • All Psychiatry residents passed the Arab Board Exam.
  • Arab Health awards won for Clinical Imaging and Patient Safety; Pharmacy ranked first in the HAAD-JAWDA program.
  • JCI accreditation achieved for the Angiography suite.
  • Enhanced clinical services included central venous cannulation and prostate biopsies using ultrasound guidance, uterine artery ballooning during caesarean section, ankle auto-craft cartilage transplantation, and congenital glaucoma surgery.

Al Ain Hospital and Family Medical Centers are committed to providing quality patient care with unrelenting attention to clinical excellence. Continuous improvement is fundamental to delivering the respect and compassion, teamwork, integrity, innovation, and accountability that form the core values of all the organization’s work.

The hospital is located in the heart of Al Ain, the third largest city in the UAE, with a population of about 550,000.

The main 412-bed hospital is a highly specialized acute care and emergency facility and is one of two major hospitals in the Al Ain region. The hospital is networked with three Family Medical Centers and provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services. It is also the base for medical education, training, and research for two teaching hospitals from Europe and the UAE.

The main campus extends to roughly 220,000 m², with about 45,000 m² of built area accommodating 35 specialist medical and surgical departments. Professional staff number 318 doctors and 315 nurses who care for more than 19,000 inpatients every year.

Under the auspices of SEHA, Al Ain Hospital has been managed since 2007 by the Medical University of Vienna and VAMED, the leading European health specialists. The main hospital building comprises two polyclinics, psychiatric and isolation wards, a physiotherapy unit, and a behavioral science service – the only ward-based facility of its kind in the Eastern Region.

On average, Al Ain Hospital conducts close to 6,200 surgical procedures every year, ranging from orthopedic to gynecology. In conjunction with the Police Emergency Medical Services, the hospital’s Emergency Medicine and Trauma Centre alone handles nearly 95,000 patients of all ages every year, including major trauma cases – equating to about 260 emergency cases every day.

The Trauma Center contains 34 emergency treatment beds and provides 24-hour care to the critically ill and injured.

Al Ain Hospital is the only facility in the region with a dedicated Infectious Diseases unit, comprising a 12-bed ward. Patient rooms are equipped with negative pressure capability, which means that each room has its own air-conditioning supply to insulate against and prevent the spread of infection.