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SEHA Kidney Care (SKC)

SEHA Kidney Care (SKC) is the largest leading provider of kidney care services across the UAE. SKC provides the full spectrum of renal services, including mild acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, diabetic and hypertension kidney disease, genetic problems, vasculitis, and all forms of chronic kidney disease.

SKC specializes in all dialysis treatments and kidney transplantation. It provides acute and chronic care services for inpatients and outpatients in many SEHA facilities, such as primary care and kidney care centers, inpatient care, Sheikh Shakbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Centre, and specialized rehabilitation hospitals.

SKC operates three core kidney care centers, which are  SEHA Kidney Care Center in Al Ain, near Tawam Hospital, SEHA Kidney Care Center in -Abu Dhabi, near Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, and SEHA Central Kidney Care Center - near Sheikh Shakbout Medical City. SKC’s network is comprised of other clinics and hospitals, such as Al Wagan, Mirfa, Sila, Gyathi, Delma Island, and Liwa Clinics, and Madinat Zayed, and Al Rahba Hospitals.

SKC adopts a prioritization strategy to prevent organ failure. However, kidney transplantation is always the first option explored to replace the failing kidney.

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and SKC provide transplants to patients more than any other unit in the UAE. Transplantation surgeries are performed mostly in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) by a dedicated transplant team. If kidney transplantation is not an immediate choice, then all modalities of dialysis including in-center hemodialysis will be offered to the patient.  SKC is the only nephrology facility across Abu Dhabi that provides all forms of peritoneal dialysis.

SKC has launched recently home dialysis treatment for patients with limited mobility and overnight hemodialysis that offers the patients more time to themselves during the day. SKC also provides education to patients who wish to have home kidney dialysis.

SKC supports more than 180,000 hemodialysis sessions per year and more than 100 Peritoneal Dialysis patients.

Our dialysis machines are connected to the electronic medical record to monitor all real-time dialysis while it is performed, in addition to computer analytics to guarantee that our highly experienced physicians obtain a complete and accurate picture of the patient’s case.

No other service in the UAE provides this level of quality kidney care for all kidney problems. With our network of 34 skilfully trained nephrologists, SKC is uniquely positioned to ensure patients receive the best care available.

Prof. Stephen Holt (BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP(Lond), FRACP)

Chief Executive Officer

As Professor Director and CEO of SEHA kidney Care (SKC) it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to SKC. SEHA kidney Care aims to provide a comprehensive integrated renal services across the SEHA health system, providing the highest quality of care to our patients wherever they may be in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

At SKC we believe that patients are at the center of all that we do, and we are firmly focused on our shared vision and mission to provide ethical, affordable, accessible, and importantly high-quality kidney care services in the region. This includes acute and chronic kidney care services  to in-patients and out-patients in hospitals or clinics, transplantation services, peritoneal and haemodialysis care and advice in super specialist clinics on key aspects of renal disease.

We seek to respond to the diverse needs of the community that we serve and understand that our patients’ desire for world-class healthcare services through continuous improvement, research and innovation in medicine.

We are committed to commissioning and management of state-of-the-art kidney care centers, using the best technological equipment available, along with highly skilled, knowledgeable and up-to-date teams of health professionals.

We aim to exceed our patients’ expectations, with empathy and compassion as a priority. We expect the provision of a high standard of excellence in all that we do. We have a strong emphasis on developing our staff to provide a super-specialist nephrology where we will have access to the best medical opinion world-wide.

We recognize that the journey through renal disease with all its complications is often a long one,  and requires a coordinated and holistic approach to care. We will often not simply offer a single solution, and we understand that care may involve coordination of multiple teams to ensure the best outcomes.

The unique proposition of SKC is that we offer care throughout the healthcare infrastructure, which can be otherwise difficult for patients to navigate. We will prioritize transplantation for all patients who could benefit from this therapy in cases where dialysis is the only other option, and have a range of other services including peritoneal and other home dialysis options. We are also focused on prevention or renal disease and slowing of progressive chronic kidney disease. We operate here in partnership with our colleagues in SEHA Ambulatory Health services  and offer key prevention strategies to prevent or slow renal decline.

We hope to have the opportunity to help provide renal services to meet your needs whenever you need us.