Facilities Projects

SEHA is leading or initiating several major construction projects that are being implemented in phases and will be completed over the next five to 10 years. This huge infrastructure effort will transform the SEHA HealthSystem, defining its role as the leading healthcare provider and influencing its standing and perception in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and beyond.

Project budget for the new 745-bed Mafraq Hospital has been approved by the Executive Council, and SEHA has awarded the main construction to Al-Habtoor Leighton Group and Murray & Roberts Contractors. Construction is ongoing as scheduled.

At the new 687-bed Al Ain Hospital, site maintenance, security, dewatering and pre-engineering office maintenance continue in accordance with the supplemental agreement and within the approved budget of the enabling works. The main works tender document was completed in the second half of 2011 and tender evaluation is in progress. Work is due to begin in October, 2012 subject to budget approval.

Concept design to integrate Corniche Hospital with the new SKMC Hospital has been completed and UPC approval obtained for the master plan. Preliminary designs for the Special Security Hospital and for Disease Prevention Screening Centers in Abu Dhabi and Mussafah have also been completed, as has concept design for the new Rehabilitation Hospital.

The 125-bed Special Security Hospital is intended to serve the needs of prisoners and police detainees who need medical care in a secure environment. Completion is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.

In the first phase of developing new Ambulatory Clinics, construction contracts for Al Hili, Aud Al Toba, Al Yaher, Sweihan, and Al Hayer clinics have been awarded to Alpine-CPC.

Contracts for Mohamed Bin Zayed, Al Zafaranah, Al Bahia, and Shamkha clinics have been awarded to Al Shafar General Contracting and NPC JV. Construction is ongoing at all clinics as scheduled.

Construction of the Mafraq Dialysis Center is 98% completed and awaiting power connection to finish testing and commissioning. The center is the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi and is expected to be operational by the end of March, 2012. The clinic will host 68 individual dialysis units and serve more than 325 patients.

Most of the main construction has been completed at the New England Center for Children, including five of the six levels.

Also planned or under consideration are replacements or enhancements to existing facilities such as Tawam Hospital, Al Sila, and Ghiathy, as well as a number of new Ambulatory Healthcare Centers around the emirate.

The scale of the projects is unprecedented in the regional healthcare industry. These are huge undertakings and a tribute to the commitment of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to achieve its goal of a high-quality healthcare delivery system second to none.