Al Rahba Hospital expands ICU unit
Abu Dhabi, January 25, 2012
Abu Dhabi-based Al Rahba Hospital has announced the addition of 17 new beds to its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) increasing the total number of beds to 33.
The move comes as a response to the increasing rates of births and premature births at Abu Dhabi hospitals, and is part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company’s (Seha) plan to develop its infrastructure in its various facilities with aims to offer the best in healthcare services.
Al Rahba Hospital is owned and operated by Seha and managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International.
“The expansion of the NICU will help us welcome more babies especially with recent statistics showing an increase in birth rate throughout the emirate of Abu Dhabi,” said Timothy Dentry, CEO of Al Rahba Hospital.
“There is a need in the different hospitals for more NICU beds and we at Al Rahba are doing our part in ensuring that the healthcare sector in the emirate offers the best practices.”
The NICU section has been added up with 17 three-leveled new beds and 2 isolation rooms. With all types of care required for premature and full term babies available in this unit, the NICU can accommodate 24 weeks premature gestation.
Modern technologies have been also introduced in the new NICU unit including cooling for asphyxiated babies, new units of ventilation and high quality monitors. The expanded NICU is also characterised by proper lighting suitable for babies as well as spacing between beds for better infection control.
Mohamed A Al Daheri, Deputy CEO of Al Rahba Hospital said: “The features of the NICU will ensure a healthy and medically appropriate atmosphere for babies.”
“The monitoring systems and the availability of our medical staff 24/7 will ease dealing with emergencies and monitoring the babies’ conditions during their stay,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service
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