Tawam hospital introduces dialysis services
Al Ain, December 11, 2011
Al Wagan Hospital, a unit of Tawam Hospital, a premier, Al Ain-based 466-bed tertiary care facility, has introduced haemodialysis services.
Al Wagan is based some 90 kilometers outside of Al Ain, with a catchment population of over 40,000 people. Al Wagan Hospital provides primary care to remote western districts of Abu Dhabi including Al Wagan and Al Qua’a.
The new facilities, operated by Seha Dialysis Services, have the capacity to treat up to 20 dialysis outpatients, three times per week in two shifts.
Patient’s treatment will continue to be managed by world-class physicians and healthcare professionals from the nephrology team at Tawam Hospital, with experienced nurses operating the dedicated dialysis clinic on-site at Al Wagan.
Al Wagan’s facilities now include haemodialysis equipment: a machine that filters wastes, salts and fluid from the blood when kidneys are no longer healthy enough to perform their functions, which includes controlling blood pressure and maintaining blood, fluid, chemical, and acid-base levels.
Humaid Al Mansouri, deputy CEO of Tawam Hospital said “At Tawam we are pleased to host Seha Dialysis Services at Al Wagan Hospital, which is an important primary care center for the Tawam, as it provides high quality healthcare whilst reducing the travel time of people whose remote geographical has traditionally hindered their access to dialysis services.”
“Due to the rise of conditions such as diabetes in the region, it is an important development that Al Wagan now boasts its own dialysis amenities.”
“Unfortunately dialysis is now a common feature in the lives of many UAE residents, as diabetes and high-blood pressure levels continue to rise. At Tawam, we are pleased to partner with Seha Dialysis Services to introduce dialysis at Al Wagan, making the procedure, which can help patients carry on with an active life despite failing kidneys, more easily accessible,” he added.
“The launch of our dialysis services at Al Wagan Hospital is indicative of the Seha commitment to provide world-class healthcare to all areas of the Emirate, in rural areas as well as in Abu Dhabi’s major towns and cities. Al Wagan’s Hospital specialist healthcare teams, combined with our specialized staff and advanced medical equipment will no doubt make a huge difference to the lives of many patients managing haemodialysis treatment in the Al Wagan vicinity,” said Gernot Possnien, CEO Seha Dialysis Services. – TradeArabia News Service